Anatomy of a Crisis Foretold

The article examines two dimensions of the social impact of the Sars-Cov-2 pandemic. Firstly, it shows how the health problem is a consequence of the crisis between two conflicting regimes of governmental rationality. Secondly, it tries to show how the concept of ‘life’ with which political decisions of health management are legitimated does not take into account the specificity of human life, which is simultaneously both animal and political, biological and civic.

Hugo de Melo Velho do Vale is a PhD student at the Centre for the Philosophy of Science at the University of Lisbon and a member of the editorial board of the journal ‘Kairos’.

[online 09.11.2020].