Elena Comay del Junco & Gal Katz, Philosophers as Pundits (During a Pandemic) (The Ethics of COVID)

Ethics of COVID

Join the Centre for Ethics for The Ethics of COVID, an interdisciplinary series of online events featuring short video takes on the ethical dimensions of the COVID crisis.

Philosophers as Pundits (During a Pandemic)

Any major event generates an avalanche of punditry, and this pandemic is no exception. Inevitably, much of this commentary consists of bad takes. And, philosophers seem particularly prone to embarrassing themselves. We consider a few initial responses to the current crisis from prominent philosophers, and situate these in a longer lineage of philosophers trying to comment on current events. Despite the predominance of bad takes, it’s precisely the naivete of philosophers that makes their interventions of value.

This is an online event. It will be live streamed on the Centre for Ethics YouTube Channel at 3pm, Monday, April 27. Channel subscribers will receive a notification at the start of the live stream.

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Elena Comay del Junco
University of Toronto
Postdoctoral Fellow, Centre for Ethics




Gal KatzGal Katz
Morris & Alma Schapiro Postdoctoral Core Faculty Fellow
Center for the Core Corriculum &
Department of Philosophy, Columbia University

Mon, Apr 27, 2020
03:00 PM - 03:30 PM
Centre for Ethics, University of Toronto
200 Larkin