• ISBN: (Paperback)9780522853742
  • ISBN: (E-Book)9780522859089
  • PUBLISHED:01/Sep/2008
  • IMPRINT:Melbourne University Press
  • SUBJECT:Philosophy

Distraction

Damon Young

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A Philosopher's Guide To Being Free

We all know what it is to be distracted—a feeling that our attention is not quite where it should be.
Though it is not a new complaint, at work and at home, in our social lives and in the bedroom, our attention is often torn between one thing and another. What does it mean to be distracted, and why? In this insightful journey through the lives of philosophers, artists and great political thinkers, Damon Young shows how rewarding patient, sensitive and thoughtful attention to the world can be. He suggests that the opposite of a life of distraction is one of genuine freedom.

About the author

Damon Young is a philosopher and writer, and Honorary Fellow in Philosophy at the University of Melbourne. He has written for The Age, Sydney Morning Herald, The Australian, the ABC and the BBC, and is a frequent radio guest. Damon has also published poetry and short fiction.

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