Deconstructing COVID Time

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This essay explores the problem of trust and truth in states of emergency. Drawing on Giorgio Agamben’s theory of biopolitics and his objections to political managerialism I argue that the real problem exposed by the pandemic was not a lack of trust in authority but an unscientific and uncritical attachment to expertise.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)675-683
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Bioethical Inquiry
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 2023

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Health(social science)
  • Health Policy

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