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Prison makes a lot of life's big questions feel extremely urgent.
Author Andy West explores such questions in his work teaching philosophy to prisoners - some of whom have minimal education; some of whom have acquired PhDs.
Andy has also experienced the shadow of prison in his own life - witnessing the incarceration of his father, brother and uncle.
We discuss prison and ideas of freedom, and use the story of Ulysses and the Sirens to test out ideas of who it is in our world who is the most free.
Andy West is a London-based author and philosopher. His new book is The Life Inside: A Memoir of Prison, Family and Learning to Be Free
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