The Moral Roots of Quarantine: the East and the West

December 16, 2021 - December 17, 2021
Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, University of Macau


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University of Johannesburg
University of Macau
City University of Hong Kong
University of Macau
Universidade do Minho

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The conference mainly aims at enriching the scholarly debate about comparative East-West perspectives on the responses to infectious diseases, with a special focus on anti-pandemic measures and their justifications. The global nature of the current emergency calls for an interdisciplinary as well as intercultural investigation: the conference brings together scholars from the East and the West currently working on COVID-19 from diverse disciplinary perspectives (philosophy of science, philosophy of politics, philosophy of medicine, among others. This event is part of the interdisciplinary research project “The Moral Roots of Quarantine: a comparative study of the moral and cultural dimension of quarantine in COVID-19 pandemic across East and West” (


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