The pandemic as an opportunity for something radically new?On the political use of the notion of catastrophe at the time of the Anthropocene

Moving from a definition of the idea of catastrophe, this article tries a conceptual definition of the coronavirus pandemic. Pandemic is a complex concept, which opens new perspectives about the nature of our way of life. The ecological crises, the transformation of the planet caused by mankind, and the social and economic conditions that apparently originated the latest pandemic, show how it is necessary to build a new imagination and above all a new way of acting, to build radically new forms of life.

[online 30/05/20]