Philosophy in the Garden
Talk by Damon Young, Honorary Fellow in Philosophy at University of Melbourne
Why did Marcel Proust have bonsai beside his bed? What was Jane Austen doing, coveting an apricot? How was Friedrich Nietzsche inspired by his ‘thought tree’?
In his new book Philosophy in the Garden, philosopher and writer Damon Young takes you on a scenic tour of the profound thoughts discovered in parks, backyards and even pot plants. Philosophy in the Garden does not provide tips for mowing overgrown couch grass, or mulching a dry Japanese maple. It is a philosophical companion to the garden’s labours and joys. In a special event for Friends of the Botanic Gardens, Damon
Young will reveal one of literature’s most intimate relationships: great minds and their gardens.
Thursday 6 June at 6 for 6.30 pm
Mueller Hall, National Herbarium
$15 Friends, $25 Non-members
Refreshments will be served before the talk
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Last updated 01 Mar 2013