Coronavirus Philosophy

In the World of COVID, Technology Is Not Our Friend

In Michel Foucault’s Discipline and Punish, he argues that a pandemic was the best time, for the state, to institute a panopticon on society – a society in which, power could be exercised, not through force or violence, rather via surveillance: “The plague-stricken town, transverse throughout with hierarchy, surveillance, observation, writing; the town immobilized by […]