PHILOSOPHY IN THE TIME OF CORONA

How Philosophers Have Been Helping Australasians Through the COVID-19 Pandemic

The humanities have a vital role to play in any time of crisis and transition, and COVID-19 is certainly no exception. Throughout this extraordinary time, Australasian philosophers have been doing our part to make sense of where we are and how we should respond. 

Here’s just some of what professional philosophers in Australia and New Zealand have been up to:

            theconversation.com/caring-for-community-to-beat-coronavirus-echoes-indigenous-ideas-of-a-good-life-136175
  • Dr Marco Grix (Massey University) has the following two news articles: 

            massey.ac.nz/massey/about-massey/news/article.cfm?mnarticle_uuid=DC2B9DC9-4820-42ED-8017-42AD2C9BD4EF

            stuff.co.nz/national/health/coronavirus/120345912/coronavirus-it-is-immoral-to-stockpile-food

  • Gillian Brock (University of Auckland), Cosmopolitanism, Nationalism and Closed Borders in the Covid-19 Era

           cambridgeblog.org/2020/06/cosmopolitanism-nationalism-and-closed-borders-in-the-covid-19-era
  • Tim Smartt Institute for Ethics & Society at The University of Notre Dame Australia.

           “Government must consider mandatory COVID-19 vaccination” published in both The Age & Sydney Morning Herald. 

  • Richard de RozarioTim van Gelder From the Hunt Laboratory for Intelligence Research School of BioSciences, University of Melbourne led a Hunt Lab team supporting the Group of Eight in the development of the Roadmap to Recovery report for Government. For more information see 

            Mapping our COVID-19 recovery | Pursuit by The University of Melbourne

            huntlab.science.unimelb.edu.au/home/research/roadmap/


Our profession has a long and proud tradition of contributing to public life in Australia and New Zealand. If you’d like to learn more about how philosophers can add value to the media, contact the AAP’s media officer Patrick Stokes

media@aap.org.au.

The Australasian Association of Philosophy is the peak body for the promotion of philosophical research, education and scholarship  in Australia, New Zealand and Singapore. The AAP’s membership consists of  academic philosopher, including students, as well as community members with an interest in philosophy. The AAP was founded in 1922 and seeks to promote philosophy in universities, schools, and among the general public.


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