The role of philosophy in the pandemic era

  title={The role of philosophy in the pandemic era},
  author={G. Vel{\'a}zquez},
  journal={Bioethics Update},
Abstract Philosophy does not offer tools for solving practical problems, but looks for a sense of concrete situations through a rational reflection. In the present case this sense focuses on: 1. human fragility (the virus can kill any human being); 2. human impotence (our situation is essentially identical with that of ancient epidemics: our defence reduces us to isolation); 3. limited efficiency of techno-science (the decisive therapy for this illness has not been found yet, despite the… Expand


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