This week we were joined on theDIHEDRAL Podcast by one of the great philosophers of our time – Emily Thomas. Dr. Thomas received her PHD from Christ’s College at Cambridge, she is currently associate professor of philosophy at Durham University and Honorary Fellow at The Australian Catholic University’s Dianoia Institute of Philosophy. Dr. Thomas has dozens of journal publications and has written three books to date. The titles include Early Modern Women on Metaphysics, Absolute Time: Rifts in Early Modern British Metaphysics, and the recently released The Meaning of Travel: Philosophers Abroad. In addition to her robust scholarly contributions, Dr. Emily Thomas maintains an incredibly fun and informative Twitter voice where she has been retracing the 1795 voyage of Mary Wollstonecraft through Norway, Sweden, and Denmark. I’m not sure I have the words to express how fortunate we were to have her on the show.
Dr. Thomas was gracious enough to talk with us about her most recent book The Meaning of Travel: Philosophers Abroad. If you have even the slightest inclination toward travel, then this book is a must read. The overlap between philosophy, travel, and a deeper understanding of what travel amounts to as well, as where it originates, coalesce in this truly unique and spectacular book. Thomas articulates challenging ideas in a way that allows anyone to digest the breath and depth of a generally overlooked area of scholarship.
The Meaning of Travel: Philosophers Abroad is a great book that I have enjoyed as much as any that I have read, but rather than listen to what I have to say about it, you should listen to what philosopher Emily Thomas has to say in this, our latest theDIHEDRAL Podcast. Link HERE
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