Pandemic transformative experience

Havi Hannah Carel, Ian James Kidd

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Our experience of the current pandemic and subsequent lockdown and social distancing has radically transformed our sense and appreciation of the everyday. what sorts of concepts do we need if we are to properly articulate the transformations of our character, values, assumptions, and sense of what matters provoked by those experiences? Here we suggest that a useful concept for addressing that last task is that of a transformative experience, in the sense developed in the eponymous book by L.A. Paul.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)24-31
Number of pages7
JournalPhilosophers' Magazine
Issue number3rd Quarter
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 1 Nov 2020

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  • pandemic
  • transformative experience
  • illness experience
  • social distancing


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