Philosophy in a Time of Pandemic

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The journal Philosophy Today has a new special issue on “Philosophy in a Time of Pandemic.” It looks like it is all online for free here. It’s a big issue with many short articles. I have a piece in there as well. You can read it below or download here.

Special Issue: Philosophy In A Time Of Pandemic
1.Philosophy Today: Volume > 64 > Issue: 4 
Peg Birmingham, Ian Alexander Moore Philosophy in a Time of Pandemic: Introduction 
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Yuval Adler A Political a priori? 
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Alia Al-Saji Weariness: Dismembered Time, Colonialism, Pandemics 
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Tongdong Bai The Pandemic’s Challenges to Liberal Democracy: From a Chinese Philosophy Perspective 
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Andrew Benjamin Solidarity, Populism and COVID-19: Working Notes 
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Françoise Dastur Questions on the Present State of the World 
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Graham Harman Concerning the COVID-19 Event 
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Wolfgang Heuer Cosmos, Worlds and Republics: Notes on the Occasion of the COVID-19 Pandemic 
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Cressida J. Heyes The Short and the Long of It: A Political Phenomenology of Pandemic Time 
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10.Philosophy Today: Volume > 64 > Issue: 4 
Yuk Hui Philosophy and the Planetary 
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Lode Lauwaert, Andreas De Block Beware of the Philosophical Expert 
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James Martel The Magic of Matter: Bodies, Together and Apart in a Time of Pandemic 
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Eduardo Mendieta Antinomies of a Pandemic: Lady Philosophy in Blue Plastic Gloves 
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14.Philosophy Today: Volume > 64 > Issue: 4 
Thomas Nail Philosophy in the Time of COVID 
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Johanna Oksala Philosophy in a Time of Pandemic 
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Kelly Oliver Whose New Normal?: The Ruse and the Hope of “We’re all in this together” 
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17.Philosophy Today: Volume > 64 > Issue: 4 
Marcia Sá Cavalcante Schuback To Think in the Eye of the Storm 
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Dimitris Vardoulakis The Three Apples: Agonistic Democracy in the Age of Calculation 
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Santiago Zabala Imagining a Philosophy of Warnings for Our Greatest Emergency 
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Ewa Plonowska Ziarek Triple Pandemics: COVID-19, Anti-Black Violence, and Digital Capitalism
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Here is the Abstract for my article:

The COVID world is just like it was before, only more so. Every problem that already existed is worse. What can philosophy do in such a world? I think there are at least two opportunities for philosophy today. The first is that philosophers can seize this historical moment to intervene in almost every sector of social, political, and ethical life. The second unique opportunity I think philosophers have is to cre- ate new concepts in response to new phenomena. New events call for new ways of thinking and being that change our world-view. COVID is not just an amplification of existing power structures. It has also changed our relationship to and awareness of the importance of social and viral mobilities. Might the concept of “motion” offer us a new perspective on the world?

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