Coming Up on PEA Soup, June 1-2: A Philosophical Conversation on COVID-19 with Alec Walen, Sophia Moreau, and Christian Barry

A sneak peak:

“… [W]e start with this assumption: unless a society has completely eradicated the COVID-19 virus in its borders, any decision to re-open that society from the stay-at-home orders that were common, at least across the U.S., in April, will accelerate the spread of the virus. This will likely have deadly effects. A protracted shut down may also take a large toll on human life, and the justification for reopening could be framed in terms of maximum lives saved. But in the near-term, the justification for opening up must appeal to the importance of avoiding costs other than loss of life, such as unemployment, poverty and the psychological stress of isolation. Can opening up in the near term be justified in that way? If so, how?”


Alec, Sophia’s and Christian’s first round of conversation will appear on June 1. Join them in discussion June 1-2!