Reflections on the Plague and Social Distancing

From self quarantine to social distancing, the corona virus has an impact on our work, social and cultural routines. How did it come to this? In his text on the corona crisis published in the NZZ, Giorgio Agamben points out that the disease already existed in our society and that the currently growing need for a religion is being satisfied by science. He also notes that we have lost the common faith. There is only faith in the naked biological life. But Agamben also asks about the political order based on the concept of social distancing and what political implications this social phenomenon of the passive mass society we are now confronted with will have.

www.nzz.ch/feuilleton/giorgio-agamben-zur-coronakrise-wir-sollten-uns-weniger-sorgen-und-mehr-nachdenken

See also:

Reflections on the Plague, March 27, 2020: www.journal-psychoanalysis.eu/reflections-on-the-plague/

Distanziamento sociale, April 6, 2020: www.quodlibet.it/giorgio-agamben-distanziamento-sociale

 

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