Of dreams and warnings: from Agamben to Žižek and beyond

When the Italian philosopher Giorgio Agamben first intervened in the public debate surrounding the looming COVID-19 pandemic in late February, his very brief comments prompted an explosion of criticism.

Relying on the information that was made public by Italy’s National Research Council, which significantly downplayed the health and social risks posed by COVID-19 at the time, he wondered: “Why do the media and the authorities do their utmost to spread a state of panic, thus provoking an authentic state of exception with serious limitations on movement and a suspension of daily life in entire regions?”


Read also      Giorgio Agamben – Biosecurity and Politics


About Giorgio Bertini

Research Professor. Founder Director at Learning Change Project - Research on society, culture, art, neuroscience, cognition, critical thinking, intelligence, creativity, autopoiesis, self-organization, rhizomes, complexity, systems, networks, leadership, sustainability, thinkers, futures ++
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