The pandemic is not Hegelian, but Darwinian

This essay by the epistemiologist Gilberto Corbellini, professor in the History of Medicine and Bioethics at ‘Sapienza’ University in Rome, gets to the heart of the relevance of the history of science for understanding the specificity of epidemics. An expert in the philosophy of evolutionary biology, Corbellini tackles the theme in a wide-ranging manner, placing the current pandemic in a precise cultural dimension and reading it in the light of the evolutionary dimension, as well as confronting deep-rooted beliefs used in current debate.

[online 22/04/20]