Philosophy in the Garden
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About the Author
Damon Young is a prize-winning philosopher and writer. He is the author or editor of thirteen books, including The Art of Reading, How to Think About Exercise, Philosophy in the Garden, and Distraction. His works have been translated into eleven languages, and he has also written poetry, short fiction, and children's fiction. Young is an Associate in Philosophy at the University of Melbourne.
"A gentle dig for ideas about how to live--this book will grow your mind and put a glow in your cheeks."
--Deborah Levy, author of Swimming Home
"Erudite, yet witty and accessible, [Philosophy in the Garden] is intellectual history at its most completely pleasurable."
--Oliver Burkeman, author of The Antidote
"A brilliant philosophical and literary meditation that helps us rethink our relationship with the natural world--and with ourselves."
--Roman Krznaric, author of Empathy and How to Find Fulfilling Work
"This is a gardening book that takes readers not on a walk around great estates but on a tour of great minds...It's a lovely extension on the notion that gardens make you contemplative and in working with the soil you see life's big picture."
"[T]hought-provoking...a fine book."
"[F]or readers drawn to learning about the millennia-old tradition of teaching, writing, and thinking in the outdoors, this pithy offering will more than satisfy."