The Most Read Articles Of 2020

Therefore,Orwell in 1984 on social surveillance and control One of the most read articles of this 2020 is closely linked to the global reality that has characterized this year. Beyond the health crisis caused by COVID-19. the parallelism that could be related to the dystopian work of George Orwell. 1984. The following is an overview of the book in 30 sentences on surveillance . and social control. 2. Philosophy for COVID-19 time – Marina Garcés in “Brake the curve” Marina Garcés . director of the UOC’s Master’s in Philosophy for Contemporary Challenges . gave a talk at the “Frena la curva” Festival Innovación Abierta . A virtual festival held in early May 2020 to reflect in COVID-19 time on common challenges. civic creativity. civic resilience and neighborhood solidarity.

In this article we share the transcript of his speech. an invitation to think and rewrite our imagination . 3. 10 books on contemporary history – By Jaume Claret Just before the world was transformed by COVID-19 and we were in this long-awaited normalcy. we published an article recommending 10 books on contemporary history . A selection made by Jaume Claret. historian and professor at the UOC’s Arts and Humanities Department . specially developed for those who want to immerse themselves in this point in history. Although it is not closely related to the global pandemic. we are not surprised that it has been one of the most visited. This year has put on the table the importance of knowing history to understand the present and rethink the future.

List Of Cultural Proposals

For confinement Following the first confinement Azerbaijan mobile phone numbers time of confinement in our homes and social confusion. we published a list of cultural proposals to enjoy from home . An initiative promoted in order to soften the improbable reality that we were living as a society. A list of cultural recommendations designed to be visited at any time. although it was formulated at a very critical and atypical time. 5. Analyze the concept of ‘science’ from philosophy – Interview with Miquel Seguró One of the most discussed topics during this 2020 has been the relevant role of science in our society. We took the opportunity to interview Miquel Seguró. a philosopher and collaborating professor at the UOC. to reflect on philosophy in this discipline and to delve into what we mean by science.

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Therefore, how it has evolved in a philosophical sense. and what impact on our present. Pandemics in history have become a major issue in the wake of the global coronavirus crisis. Have we learned from history to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic? What similarities do we find between the historical background on pandemics and the current health emergency? Have we repeated mistakes that have already happened in the past? By Jaume Claret . historian and professor at the UOC Arts and Humanities Department COVID-1984. Brave Old World If individual memory already. Tends to be fallible and to deceive us. in the case of the collective these biases and whims are further accentuate.

The Crisis Caused By Covid-19

Has appeared to us as an exceptional event when. in reality. more than a black swan. We are facing an announced catastrophe . In fact. the history of mankind is punctuate by successive pandemics that have periodically decimated the world . To the point that historians like Walter Scheidel include them among the “four horsemen of the apocalypse” . along with wars. Revolutions and the civilizing collapses. which have violently ‘leveled’ the inequalities of each historical period. Even biographer Jared Diamond closed his recent. Crisis by pointing to the likelihood of an upcoming particularly virulent health emergency . To these voices in the desert. To which could be add epidemiologists and various researchers .

We could add the previous warnings represented by previous episodes of respiratory viruses such as SARS. MERS or H1N1. None of them achieved the impact of the current COVID-19. And they didn’t do it because. in this case. The pandemic has made the Swiss cheese theory a reality – everything that could fail. It failed – but also very few countries took advantage of those first prepare responses to threats. majors. Immersed now in the hospital emergency and facing a post-pandemic. Horizon that fluctuates between apocalyptic pessimists and technophile optimists. It might be worthwhile to retrieve historical background that the collective memory has blurred .

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