Philosophy Today

Volume 64, Issue 4, Fall 2020

Philosophy in a Time of Pandemic

Tongdong Bai
Pages 827-832

The Pandemic’s Challenges to Liberal Democracy
From a Chinese Philosophy Perspective

The -19 pandemic highlights the following problems: the balance between the private and the public within a liberal framework; the merits and the limits of a liberal democracy in governance; and the inadequacy of a nation-states-led global order. In light of these problems, I will offer some Confucian alternatives.