Making Sense of 'Public' Emergencies


In this article, I seek to make sense of the oft-invoked idea of 'public emergency' and of some of its (supposedly) radical moral implications. I challenge controversial claims by Tom Sorell, Michael Walzer, and Giorgio Agamben, and argue for a more discriminating understanding of the category and its moral force.


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Making Sense of ‘Public’ Emergencies.François Tanguay-Renaud - 2009 - Philosophy of Management 8 (2):31-53.

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