What are the philosophical implications of the fact that the Covid crisis reminds, or makes many people think, of 1940

Date/Time
Date(s) - 03/05/2020
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm




 

We will have another online meeting at 12:30 on Sunday 3rd May 2020. This will be a discussion titled “What are the philosophical implications of the fact that the Covid crisis reminds, or makes many people think, of 1940”.

Epidemiologists and meteorologists both devote a great deal of thought to devising models, which is not so different from philosophical “thought experiments”. Common to both science and philosophy are the importance of analogical arguments and devising new models (fresh metaphors) as well as being aware of the hidden metaphors that sometimes lock us into models that have outlived their usefulness. We also need to consider the lessons of history and how a historical take on philosophy can help us with the important decisions we have to make today.

To access the meeting please click on the following link http://londonphilosophy.net/zoom-meetings/virtual-slpc-meeting/

The Zoom meeting will be available from 12:15 to allow us to get over any technical issues

 

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