Conversations with Philosophers about the Pandemic


Over the past few months, Sahana Rajan (University of Delhi) and Alan Nelson Isaac have been conducting interviews with philosophers, with a focus on “exploring the philosophical dimensions of pandemic situation.” The result is In Limbo Conversations.

[Emma Kunz, “Drawing No. 020”]

In Limbo Conversations is a blog of “conversations that throw light on the numerous ways in which different philosophical domains receive and study the pandemic.” Each interview is presented in video and text formats.

Its precursor was the development of a bibliography that records the various philosophical writings on the pandemic that was started and is currently maintained by Jef Delvaux (York University) and Rajan.

Those interviewed include: Christopher Tinsdale (Windsor), Jana Mohr Lone (Washington), Steve Fuller (Warwick), Alexander Broadbent (Johannesburg), Simon Critchley (New School), Kevin McCain (Alabama) and several others. Check out the list of interviews here.

 

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Henri Perron
Henri Perron
4 months ago

Sort of strange, I think, that Agamben wasn’t included (though for all I know he may well have been invited to contrubute).

I get that he’s been rendered a pariah of sorts by many in the academy and beyond, but if you’re seeking out philosophers with things to say about the pandemic, he has to be at the forefront of everyone’s mind.Report

Alan
Alan
4 months ago

Hi! We actually do have Agamben on our invitation list and really hope that we get to have a conversation with him soon. Thank you for your reply!Report

Henri Perron
Henri Perron
Reply to  Alan
4 months ago

That’s awesome! Thanks for checking in and mentioning that!Report