Damon Young
Associate in Philosophy, University of Melbourne

Damon Young is a philosopher and author. He is an associate in philosophy at the University of Melbourne, and founding faculty at the School of Life in Melbourne. His latest book is The Art of Reading (2016). He lives in Melbourne, Australia.

Written by Damon Young

A version of Marcel Duchamp’s Fountain at the Barbican Art Gallery, London. Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty

Essay/
Beauty and aesthetics
It is and it isn’t

Marcel Duchamp’s ‘Fountain’ is not just a radical kind of art. It’s a philosophical dialetheia: a contradiction that is true

Damon Young & Graham Priest

Detail from Garden at Arles 1888, by Vincent van Gogh, Gemeentemuseum, The Hague. Photo by Corbis

Essay/
Architecture
The wisdom of gardens

Gardens expand our thinking. At times of crisis they console, school us in emotional generosity, and show us that life goes on

Damon Young