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Philosophy and the Pandemic: reasoning in unreasonable times
June 18, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
As the COVID-19 pandemic has swept the globe, fundamental philosophical questions have come into sharp focus. In this panel discussion, faculty members from the discipline of philosophy at NUI Galway will discuss a range of issues related to these times of change and uncertainty, including the role and rhetoric of expertise; “states of exception” and governance; the trust invested in decision-makers; the nature of goodwill in a moment of crisis; how we engage in reasoning about uncertainty and catastrophic outcomes; and the nature of nostalgia and how we (mis)remember the past.
- Lucy Elvis
- Heike Felzmann
- Felix Ó Murchadha
- Nick Tosh
All of NUI Galway.
Chair: Daniel Carey, Moore Institute.
You can register to join via Zoom at: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_rwMBOX_QQCK9ooyGiBOIIg. The session will also be broadcast live on our Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/mooreinstitute/live.
About the series
This webinar is part of a series developed through the Moore Institute’s COVID-19 Response Group. Video and audio recordings of the previous sessions are available on the group’s webpage.