Popular culture can be downright crude about it and yet there’s also a social tendency to prissy euphemism when it comes to talking about it: sex is rarely contemplated philosophically. Damon Young wants that to change. He talks to Dianne Dempsey about his book, On Getting Off, where he encourages readers to consider the mysteries of seduction and attraction, not too hot, not too cold, but just right for curious and fruitful contemplation.
Damon Young is a prize-winning philosopher and writer. He is the author or editor of thirteen books, including The Art of Reading, How to Think About Exercise, Philosophy in the Garden, and Distraction. His works have been translated into eleven languages, and he has also written poetry, short fiction, and children’s fiction. Young is an Associate in Philosophy at the University of Melbourne.