Owen Dempsey’s Blog:

Freedom is a heavy load, a great and strange burden …a choice made, and the choice may be a hard one (Ursula Le Guin)

Hello, I’m Owen Dempsey, an ex General Medical Practitioner in the UK, and more recently a post-doctoral reseacher interested in the psychopolitics of disease screening and totalitarianism in general

The Pandemic and an Ethics of Responsibility

Hanaamayer (usefully but, ultimately, inadequately) draws upon Weber’s (transcendental) ethics of responsibility to challenge EBM (Evidence Based medicine) principled conviction (rules-based) to determine good medical practice in terms of a supreme good that ‘maintains life’ on the basis of primarily empirical data and mortality outcomes. The ethics of responsibility places responsibility on individual clinicians to … Continue reading The Pandemic and an Ethics of Responsibility


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