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Donner un prix à la vie au temps du Covid-19

Abstract : Pricing Lives in the Time of COVID-19 -- Maybe there is no difference, ethically, between saving 10 thousand lives and saving one single life (i.e. we are morally entitled to give each person an equal chance of survival). Maybe, by saving one person, we save the world. Maybe, from a metaphysical point of view, the value of life is infinite (i.e. it is beyond measure). Or, maybe it is just a question of principle and life has no price. Nevertheless, from a political point of view, thinking and saying that numbers do not count is simply wrong. This is particularly the case during an epidemic or pandemic, during which politics is “called to account.”
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Ariel Colonomos. Donner un prix à la vie au temps du Covid-19. Les Dossiers du CERI, CERI, 2020, pp.en ligne. ⟨hal-02951067⟩