On May 16, 2009, Ray Monk (Philosophy, University of Southampton) was a guest on the Australian Broadcasting Company radio show, The Philosopher’s Zone. Monk spoke with Alan Saunders, the show’s host, about the topic of biography. Here is a brief description of the episode:
Ray Monk from the University of Southampton in the UK is something unusual in philosophers of the English-speaking world: he’s a biographer. This week, he tell us about the challenges of writing the lives of Bertrand Russell and of the great Ludwig Wittgenstein and why the thinks that biography is a very Wittgensteinian genre.