Coronavirus and philosophers. A Tribune (Agamben, Nancy, Esposito, Benvenuto, Dwivedi, Mohan, Ronchi, de Carolis, Vatter, Cacciari, Cristi, Stimilli, Nobus, Kristeva, Mbembe, Baross)

 

 

 

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The text is a philosophical critique of Agamben’s much debated response to the coronavirus pandemic and the states of emergency declared.  It …
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A Flight Indestinate

 

Today satellites make us the ‘watchers from the sky’ of the mass graves wherever the speed of COVID19 related deaths has outstripped the speed of medical and funerary care. …
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Originally published in Gauchazh on March 31, 2020

 

The coronavirus is changing the form in which we think about the human body.  It was converted into a weapon, …
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Interview with Julia Kristeva for Corriere della Sera, March 29, 2020

 

Bulgarian-born French psychoanalyst and philosopher, Julia Kristeva, defines herself as European even though she sees Europe failing at …
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“In philosophizing we may not terminate a disease of thought. It must run its natural course, and slow cure is all important.” ­– Ludwig Wittgenstein

Implicitly we are asking in these …
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Trying to find a fitting way to begin this brief reflection, I felt like Leonard Cohen when he sat down to write to Marianne Ihlen in his room at …
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An Indian friend of mine tells me that back home they talk about the ‘communovirus’. How could we not have thought of that already? It’s so obvious! And what …
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Vitam instituere

 

If I had to name the task that the coronavirus entrusts us with, I would use the ancient Latin expression “vitam instituere”.  Without retracing its history – it is …
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Once again Italy has become the testing grounds for processes and experiences that have become global. The coronavirus has given rise to a completely novel phenomenon, which is not …
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Pandemics and Philosophy

 

Last February 22nd, the CNR (Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche) publicly declared: “there is no Sars-CoV2 in Italy.”  The CNR acknowledged the outbreak of an infectious flu which could cause …
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