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Philosophy In The Garden
Author: Damon Young

ISBN: 9780522857139
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 3 December 2012
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.9 x 13.3 x 1.6
Description:
Philosophy in the Garden is a philosophical companion to the garden's labours and joys.

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 Philosophy in the Garden, Damon Young explores one of literature's most intimate relationships: authors and their gardens. For some, the garden provided a retreat from workaday labour; for others, solitude's quiet counsel. For all, it played a philosophical role: giving their ideas a new life.

Philosophy in the Garden reveals the profound thoughts discovered in parks, backyards and pot-plants. It does not provide tips for mowing overgrown cooch grass, or mulching a dry Japanese maple. It is a philosophical companion to the garden's labours and joys.

About the Author

Damon Young is a philosopher and writer, and Honorary Fellow in Philosophy at the University of Melbourne. Damon is the author of Distraction, described by the ...

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