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A World Interrupted

  February 14, 2022
  IE Insights
h  Web article
  COVID pandemic, humanities, interruption, philosophy, times of crisis

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Interruptions are physical events that carry with them metaphysical consequences. They imply stopping something that is unfinished for an unlimited period of time or forever. Since big interruptions are usually the heralds of irrupting novelty, nothing guarantees that something interrupted will continue where it stopped, or even that it will continue at all. With different levels of violence across the globe, the Covid-19 pandemic has basically interrupted human life to various degrees on our planet.

In times of interruption – crises that involve the stopping of a past “normal” – we can use the literary technique of describing, explaining, and practicing to create continuity.

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