Viral life: Covid-19's destabilisation of our thinking

SOURCE: TRANSFORMATION: Critical perspectives on Southern Africa
OUTPUT TYPE: Journal Article
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2021
TITLE AUTHOR(S): R.Adams, C.Soudien
KEYWORDS: COVID-19, HUMAN RIGHTS
DEPARTMENT: Human and Social Capabilities (HSC), Impact Centre (IC), Office of the CEO (ERM), Office of the CEO (OCEO), Office of the CEO (IL), Office of the CEO (BS), Impact Centre (PRESS), Impact Centre (CC), Office of the CEO (IA)
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 11709
HANDLE: 20.500.11910/15648
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/15648

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Abstract

The question of life is and has been one of the most important and keenly contested questions of the modern era. What constitutes life? When does life begin? What is the essence of human life? What is the distinction, and how is this evidenced, between being alive and having life? And, whose life matters?