damon young

Welcome to the 365 Days of Philosophy podcast, hosted by Kylie Sturgess. This episode is for April, 2013.


Damon Young is an Australian philosopher, author and commentator, and an Honorary Fellow in Philosophy at the University of Melbourne, and Founding Faculty at Melbourne’s School of Life.

His latest book is Philosophy in the Garden and his first book was Distraction, published in Australia, the US and UK. His next book, for UK Pan Macmillan’s School of Life series, will be on intelligent exercise. He’s also also the editor, with Graham Priest, of Martial Arts and Philosophy: Beating and Nothingness.

He blogs at http://damon-young.blogspot.com.au, and uses Twitter at https://twitter.com/damonayoung.

For this interview, we discuss influential philosophers, what advice he has for those starting an interest in the subject, what place Philosophy has in the modern world, particularly in relation to scientific progress.

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