Coronavirus and philosophers. A Tribune (Agamben, Nancy, Esposito, Benvenuto, Dwivedi, Mohan, Ronchi, de Carolis, Vatter, Cacciari)


The philosopher Cacciari has told Huffington Post: “Only an irresponsible person can be at peace at a time like this.  In these conditions.  [Italian] government has not yet been …
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March 31, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has rather spectacularly confirmed the relevance of the philosophical paradigm known as biopolitics.  Not only are we specimens of a biological species …
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Reflections on the plague

The following reflections are not about the epidemic, but what we can understand from people’s reactions to it.  It is a question, that is, of reflecting on the ease with …
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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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Coronavirus and philosophers

Michel Foucault

From “Discipline and Punish. The Birth of the Prison”, translated by A. Sheridan, pp. 195-228. Vintage Books, 1995.

(in collaboration with the Journal “Antinomie”,


The following, according to …
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