This week on Footnotes, how we’re thinking philosophically about the pandemic, particularly through the lens of our media, our books, and our imagined spaces. So this week, we’re traveling to … space, the final frontier.

Joseph Orosco, a professor of philosophy at Oregon State University, talks understanding the pandemic through science fiction and literature, and about Star Trek’s treatment of a virus outbreak in an episode called “Miri.”



  • Joseph Orosco, professor of philosophy at Oregon State University

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