Ethical Quandary in the Wake of Coronavirus

  • Victor Ferrao Philosophy, Department of Rachol Seminary, Goa
Keywords: Akrasia, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Das Ding, Ethics of Collaboration, Precarity, Responsibility, Vulnerability


The coronavirus pandemic along with large scale destruction of human life has triggered a collapse of our moral principles and ethical values. We are facing an inescapable ethical responsibility as we seem to have a new power to cough another person to death. This study attempts to seek an equate response to our moral quandaries. The study attempts to consider the moral culpability of akratic actions under the precarious conditions of inescapable vulnerabilities introduced by coronavirus. This consideration of weakening of human will or agency is profoundly significant to account for the morality of human actions, triggered through customised advertisements or messages to targeted individuals as a result Big Data analytics to serve the interest of commerce or politics.

Author Biography

Victor Ferrao, Philosophy, Department of Rachol Seminary, Goa

Dr Victor Ferrao is the Dean of Philosophy, Department of Rachol Seminary, Cordinator of Special Study Centre of IGNOU, and an active member of ACPI. He holds a PhD in the Philosophy of Science with specialization of Science-Religion Dialogue. He authored six books and several research articles.


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How to Cite
Ferrao, V. (2020). LOSS OF RIGHT CHOICE. Journal of Dharma, 45(2), 185-200. Retrieved from http://dvkjournals.in/index.php/jd/article/view/2849