Panic and Philosophy

  • Boyan Manchev
Keywords: Dostoevsky; virus; global; panic; philosophy

Abstract

COVID-19 would have never been so ‘effective’ without its capacity to ‘pirate’ the global techno-economic networks: its microscopic ‘mind’ allows it to act in a macrotechnological, planetary scale. That is why the first effect of the virus was so spectacular and so COVID-19 would have never been so ‘effective’ without its capacity to ‘pirate’ the global techno-economic networks: its microscopic ‘mind’ allows it to act in a macrotechnological, planetary scale. That is why the first effect of the virus was so spectacular and so disastrous: contemporary Leviathan petrified for a moment while facing its own doppelganger. This meditation on the current condition starts from a passage from Dostoevsky’s Crime and Punishment and continues by examining the possibilities of philosophy in times of global panic. disastrous: contemporary Leviathan petrified for a moment while facing its own doppelganger. This meditation on the current condition starts from a passage from Dostoevsky’s Crime and Punishment and continues by examining the possibilities of philosophy in times of global panic.

Published
2020-08-19
How to Cite
Manchev, B. (2020). Panic and Philosophy. Sledva : Journal for University Culture, (41), 4-6. https://doi.org/10.33919/sledva.20.41.1