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Damon Young

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I'm a philosopher and writer. I'm the author of several popular nonfiction books, published in Australia and overseas in English and translation.

My books include Distraction (2008), Philosophy in the Garden (2013), How to Think About Exercise (2014) and The Art of Reading (2016). I've written for outlets including The Age, The Australian, The Guardian, the ABC and BBC, and I'm a regular radio guest.

I have also published poetry, short fiction and three children’s picture books: My Nanna is a Ninja (2014), My Pop is a Pirate (2015) and My Sister is a Superhero (2016).

You can also find me on Twitter as @damonayoung, and Pinterest.

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How to Think About Exercise

3.55 avg rating — 333 ratings — published 2014 — 9 editions
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The Art of Reading

3.40 avg rating — 128 ratings — published 2016 — 9 editions
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Philosophy In The Garden

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Distraction: A Philosopher'...

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In honour of the late Adam West, here's my Meanjin essay on Batman '66 (and the failure of DC's gloom universe): https://meanjin.com.au/essays/get-your-kicks-in-batman-66/. Read more of this blog post »
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Ball's basic outlook is both Socratic and Delphic. It is Socratic because it concerns the examined life. Each new advance in biotechnology can challenge our prejudices. For those who thought test tube babies would be soulless, infertile things, we ha ...more
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The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work by Alain de Botton
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Let me be blunt: I once loathed Alain de Botton. I thought his Consolations of Philosophy a perversion of my trade. As a philosopher, I saw him as patronising, superficial and simply wrong.

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“If you are an office worker, exercise is not simply an antidote to stress or sedentary living. It is a training for the labour of work itself. It can help concentration, problem-solving skills and energy levels.”
Damon Young, How to Think About Exercise

“Thinking and feeling always happen in, with and through the flesh.”
Damon Young, How to Think About Exercise




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