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The Schemel Forum Evening Course- Responses to the COVID-19 Crisis - A Philosophical Perspective

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Thursday, 15 October, 2020

Responses to the COVID-19 Crisis: A Philosophical Perspective

This seminar will look at the COVID-19 crisis from the perspective of political philosophy and examine how these philosophies shaped responses to it. In particular, we will examine the issue through the conflict between individual rights and the common good. We will discuss readings from the likes of George Will, Richard Epstein, Michael Sandel, and Robert Reich, and we will look at specific events such as the protests, the debate between Dr. Anthony Fauci and Rand Paul, and the Wisconsin Supreme Court decision that struck down stay-at-home orders. 

Matthew Meyer, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Philosophy, The University of Scranton 

Thursdays, October 15, 22, 29 & November 5, 12 & 19

6:00 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.; VIA ZOOM- link will be emailed

$60 per person/ Free to University of Scranton Staff, Students, Faculty and Schemel Forum Members


Alicen Morrison

Phone: 570-941-6206
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Scranton, PA 18510