COVID-19 exposes the fragility of our belief-systems

I’ve been reading Daniel Defoe’s Journal of the Plague Year. It’s a fictionalized account of an un-named narrator in the 1665 plague in London, who struggles not just with the health crisis, but with a crisis in meaning.

He’s a devout Christian, trying to discern the Will of God. Does God want him to stay in London or flee to the countryside? He’s also a citizen in early…

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Author of Philosophy for Life and other books. Honorary fellow, Centre for the History of the Emotions. www.philosophyforlife.org.

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Jules Evans

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Author of Philosophy for Life and other books. Honorary fellow, Centre for the History of the Emotions. www.philosophyforlife.org.

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