Philosophy Bites also has a podcast of an interview with the biographer Ray Monk, in which he speaks about the relationship between philosophy and biography:
Ray Monk discusses the relationship between philosophy and a philosopher’s life in this interview with Nigel Warburton for the Philosophy Bites podcast. Can understanding the biographical context of a philosopher and the type of person that they were help us understand their philosophical writing? Is there anything that philosophers might learn from biography? Monk as an award-winning biographer of Ludwig Wittgenstein and Bertrand Russell is well-placed to address these questions.
To hear the podcast, click here.