The Philosopher's Zone - Program podcast

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The Philosopher's Zone looks at the world of philosophy and at the world through philosophy. The program addresses the big philosophical questions and arguments. It also explores what philosophical analysis can contribute to our understanding of some of the fundamental and perplexing issues that face the world today.


Beating and nothingness: Philosophy and the Martial Arts

February 19th, 2012

Episode 19 of 177 episodes

There are many areas of human endeavour with which philosophy can be connected: the law, religion, science, mathematics -- but martial arts? This week we talk to Damon Young, Fellow in Philosophy at the University of Melbourne, who is both a philosopher and a grappler, about what martial arts have to tell us of thinking and being.