New York Times: Meet the Philosopher Who Is Trying to Explain the Pandemic

New York Times: Meet the Philosopher Who Is Trying to Explain the Pandemic. “In a society that respects science, expertise confers power. That has good results, but it brings a terrible problem: Illegitimate political power can be disguised as expertise. This was a favorite idea of the French philosopher Michel Foucault, who used it to explain how experts had expanded definitions of criminality and sexual deviancy. One of Italy’s most celebrated thinkers, Giorgio Agamben, has recently applied similar insights to the coronavirus, at the risk of turning himself into a national pariah.”

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