The Invisible Discrimination Before Our Eyes: A Bioethical Analysis

Bioethics 31 (3):180-189 (2017)
Authors
Abstract
The goal of this article is to introduce a philosophical analysis of a widely neglected condition which affects between 3% and 18% of the population. People affected by this condition experience a lower level of wellbeing than the average population and are discriminated against in both their professional and their personal life. I will argue that this form of discrimination should be taken more seriously in philosophical debate and that social, legal and medical measures ought to be taken in order to improve the quality of life of people affected by this condition.
Keywords cosmetic surgery  allocation of resources  discrimination  lookism
Categories (categorize this paper)
Reprint years 2017
DOI 10.1111/bioe.12327
Options
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

Our Archive


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 35,545
External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

No references found.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Looks-Based Hiring and Wrongful Discrimination.Samuel V. Bruton - 2015 - Business and Society Review 120 (4):607-635.
The Badness of Discrimination.Kasper Lippert-Rasmussen - 2006 - Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 9 (2):167-185.
Impartiality and Disability Discrimination.Greg Bognar - 2011 - Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal 21 (1):1-23.
Direct Discrimination, Indirect Discrimination and Autonomy.Oran Doyle - 2007 - Oxford Journal of Legal Studies 27 (3):537-553.
The Ethics of Price Discrimination.Juan M. Elegido - 2011 - Business Ethics Quarterly 21 (4):633-660.
‘Lookism’, Common Schools, Respect and Democracy.Andrew Davis - 2007 - Journal of Philosophy of Education 41 (4):811–827.
Compensatory Discrimination.J. P. Day - 1981 - Philosophy 56 (215):55 - 72.

Analytics

Added to PP index
2016-12-23

Total downloads
40 ( #158,782 of 2,287,889 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
8 ( #58,189 of 2,287,889 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Monthly downloads

My notes

Sign in to use this feature