Matthew Smith, Reproducing Freedom (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.

Reproducing Freedom

Contemporary political battles around COVID-19 have focused on the state-implemented lock-downs, which many on the Right are calling assaults on individual freedom. The response to these challenges is usually to gesture at “the science,” as if epidemiologists and medical doctors were obviously the philosopher-kings of the day. This talk explores how the pandemic helps us to see a richer conception of freedom – one that allows us both to challenge right wing resistance to lock-downs and to resist the simplistic medicalization of our politics as represented by the epidemiological models

This is an online event. It will be live streamed on the Centre for Ethics YouTube Channel at 3pm, Monday, May 18. Channel subscribers will receive a notification at the start of the live stream.

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Matthew SmithMatthew Smith
Northeastern University
Philosophy and Religion


Mon, May 18, 2020
03:00 PM - 03:30 PM
Centre for Ethics, University of Toronto
200 Larkin