Wednesday’s Podcast: Pandemics and Philosophy

On this week’s second episode of Pandemics and the Liberal Arts, Amy Poppinga and I talked to our friend and colleague Sara Shady about the significance of philosophy in the midst of COVID-19.

It was fantastic! Sara primarily talked about ethics — how doctors, nurses, researchers, and others make decisions about health care during a pandemic; how we balance the cost of lives lost to disease with the economic and other effects of public health measures; how we continue to live well in community and sustain friendships during a time of social isolation — but she also discussed the continuing importance of seeking truth (and not just about COVID) and how she’s been talking with first-year students about the Christian discipline of solitude.

You can download or stream this episode of Pandemics and the Liberal Arts from Podbean, Apple Podcasts, or any other provider of our Channel 3900 podcasts — a lineup that includes Sara Shady, Public Philosopher.