Philosophy of Management

, Volume 8, Issue 2, pp 31–53 | Cite as

Making Sense of ‘Public’ Emergencies

  • François Tanguay-Renaud


In this article, I seek to make sense of the oft-invoked idea of ‘public emergency’ and of some of its (supposedly) radical moral implications. I challenge controversial claims by Tom Sorell, Michael Walzer, and Giorgio Agamben, and argue for a more discriminating understanding of the category and its moral force.


Public Good Moral Agent Political Community Management Volume Moral Position 
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