Philosophy and the Pandemic: reasoning in unreasonable times

Jun 15 2020 Posted: 23:12 IST

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.

Thursday 18 June @ 4pm


Panellists (all NUI Galway):

Lucy Elvis

Heike Felzmann

Felix Ó Murchadha

Nick Tosh

Chair: Daniel Carey

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