Kingwell is a professor of philosophy at the University of Toronto. In this short pocket-sized book Kingwell examines risk, how society should manage and distribute risk with a focus on the covid-19 era. This book is so short yet I had a hard time summarizing it. But I will update this review when I get to summarizing it.
Right off the bat the book is not easy reading. One of the reviews on the cover says “Kingwell is well-read, a gifter notice, a lively writer…” and I could not agree more. The footnotes were interesting and I think this might be the only book where I read all the footnotes. Although I learned about risk, luck, and politics of risk I also learned a lot about the author’s likes and dislikes- which frankly made the book a bit more interesting.
🕵 How I Discovered It
Browsing the library shelves.
✍️ My Favorite Quotes
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