The Philosopher’s Zone: Ray Monk on Biography

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.

To download and listen to the episode, click here. To read a transcript of the show, visit the episode’s webpage by clicking here (and then click on the phrase “show transcript”).

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