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Associate, School of Philosophy, The University of Melbourne

Damon Young is an award-winning philosopher and author.

Damon's twelve books of nonfiction and children's fiction are published internationally, and translated into twelve languages.

He writes for newspapers and magazines, and is a regular radio and festival guest. Damon has also published poetry and short fiction.

He is an Associate in the School of Philosophy at the University of Melbourne, and Founding Faculty at the School of Life, Melbourne.


  • 2005–2007
    Research fellow, University of Melbourne


  • 2003 
    Swinburne University, PhD
  • 1998 
    Swinburne University, BA (Hons)