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Title: De filosoof en het virus
Subtitle: Continentaalfilosofische reacties op het coronavirus
Author(s): SCHRIJVERS, Joeri
Journal: Tijdschrift voor Filosofie
Volume: 83 Issue: 3 Date: 2021
This essay discusses the recent works of Slavoj Žižek, Jean-Luc Nancy, Giorgio Agamben, Bruno Latour, and Peter Sloterdijk on the coronavirus. Throughout, the essay offers some observations about how philosophy handles this worldwide crisis and discusses where the limits of this philosophical response might lie. Apart from this, this study seeks to underscore the convergences and divergences between these different authors. It does so, by opening onto other works of these thinkers to show how the roots of their respective response can be traced to their more robust philosophical works.