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Damon Young: The Loving Man | Bendigo Writers Festival

A conversation about men, desire and love. Is it still possible to believe in romance? Do men love differently? Are many mistakes inevitable when it comes to finding true love? Footballer turned memoir writer Brandon Jack, novelist Ronnie Scott, philosopher Damon Young discuss whether men are now better able to express their emotions and how different ways of writing about love are possible.

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, Distraction, and his latest book, On Getting Off. 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.

On Getting Off

The curious reader’s companion to sex.

‘Wit, you know, is the unexpected copulation of ideas.’ Samuel Johnson

Why is screwing so funny?
How should we think about our most shocking fantasies?
What is so captivating about nudity?

Inspired by philosophy, literature, and private life, Damon Young explores the paradoxes of the bedroom. On Getting Off will f**k with your mind.

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