Andy West teaches philosophy in prisons. He is the author of The Life Inside: A Memoir of Prison, Family and Philosophy.
Books by Andy West
Interviews with Andy West
By teaching philosophy in prisons, British philosopher Andy West was not only able to engage with core issues of the human condition, but also to come to terms with members of his own family’s experience of being in prison. Here, he talks us through some books that deal with being locked up, from Auschwitz to Vancouver Island, as well as one by a victim of violent crime.
Interviews where books by Andy West were recommended
How to Say No: An Ancient Guide to the Art of Cynicism
by Diogenes and the Cynics, translated by Mark Usher
Looking for Theophrastus: Travels in Search of a Lost Philosopher
by Laura Beatty
Reality+: Virtual Worlds and the Problems of Philosophy
by David Chalmers
The Life Inside: A Memoir of Prison, Family and Philosophy
by Andy West
Thinking to Some Purpose
by Susan Stebbing
Every year we ask our philosophy editor Nigel Warburton to recommend the best new books in the field. In 2022, his philosophy book recommendations include David Chalmers’ latest examination of consciousness, a memoir of teaching philosophy in prison, and a biography of the ancient provocateur and original cynic Diogenes.