Worship in Exile

Published: Thursday, 26 March 2020

The Italian philosopher Georgio Agamben has provoked widespread controversy following his recent comments on the corona virus epidemic. He suggested that the paralysis of his country shows that people no longer believe in anything but bare life. In Australia, it would seem that our most fundamental beliefs are focused on public health and the economy. A challenge that Agamben puts to us is his stark claim that “Bare life — and the danger of losing it — is not something that unites people, but blinds and separates them.”

Read the full article by Mark Brett and Rachelle Gilmour here.