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72 - Grief in the Time of a Pandemic

72 - Grief in the Time of a Pandemic

Update: 2020-03-30
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Lots of people are dying right now. But people die all the time. How should we respond to all this death? In this episode I talk to Michael Cholbi about the philosophy of grief. Michael Cholbi is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Edinburgh. He has published widely in ethical theory, practical ethics, and the philosophy of death and dying. We discus the nature of grief, the ethics of grief and how grief might change in the midst of a pandemic.

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Topics discussed include...
  • What is grief?
  • What are the different forms of grief?
  • Is grief always about death?
  • Is grief a good thing?
  • Is grief a bad thing?
  • Does the cause of death make a difference to grief?
  • How does the COVID 19 pandemic disrupt grief?
  • What are the politics of grief?
  • Will future societies memorialise the deaths of people in the pandemic?
 

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72 - Grief in the Time of a Pandemic

72 - Grief in the Time of a Pandemic

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