The World Is Gone

Philosophy in Light of the Pandemic

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Gregg Lambert

Exploring the existential implications of the Covid-19 crisis through meditations

Part personal memoir, part philosophical reflection and written in the midst of the pandemic in 2021, The World Is Gone employs the Robinson Crusoe fable to launch an existential investigation of the effects of extreme isolation, profound boredom, nightly insomnia, and the fear of madness associated with the loss of a world populated by others.

Background photo by ÉMILE SÉGUIN 🇨🇦 on Unsplash


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    University of Minnesota Press
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