Tag: immunity

Epidemic Philosophy by Warwick Anderson

Warwick Anderson , April 8th, 2020

Can a virus ever prompt good philosophy? Within weeks of its emergence, the SARS-CoV-2 virus was galvanizing celebrity European philosophers and social theorists, most of them men in…


Immunity and (Anti-)Vaccination: Histories, Metaphors, Theories – A Syllabus by Travis Chi Wing Lau

Travis Chi Wing Lau , February 13th, 2019

The natural body meets the body politic in the act of vaccination, where a single needle penetrates both. – Eula Biss, On Immunity  In recent years, outbreaks of highly…


Desires: Capitalism, The Pope and Chinese Medicine by Volker Scheid

Volker Scheid , March 26th, 2016

Prologue: Pope Francis and Zhang Taiyan 章太炎 On 16 June 2015, Pope Francis published Laudato Si’ (Be Praised), an encyclical letter on climate change tellingly subtitled “On Care…


Spacecraft(ing) by Vincent Duclos

Vincent Duclos , March 22nd, 2016

“Who gave us the sponge to wipe away the entire horizon? What were we doing when we unchained this earth from its sun?” cries Nietzsche’s madman in a…