February 1, 2023
Michael Zammit is a poet and a philosopher who has a tendency to look East. He has mastered the difficult language of Sanskrit, and has studied and written extensively about it. He draws lessons from the great philosophical traditions of the East and finds connections with that of the West, using the East as his starting point.He has translated and adapted into Maltese a number of texts including several for the theatre and continues to lecture on both Western and Eastern philosophy in various institutions including the University of Malta where he is Professor. He has in fact been involved in academia throughout his life. He setup the Philosophy Department at Junior College, co-founded The Malta Classics Association where he also served as president, he is a member of various boards and was instrumental in setting up the Systems of Knowledge course for pre-University students. He was one of the founding members of Philosophy Sharing, that has now become the University Philosophy Department’s outreach taking the philosophical conversation to the general public. His publications are endless and his research is ongoing, including participating in international organisations such as his membership of the Scientific Board of the Elémire Zolla International Research Society.
*The music played in this podcast episode is 'Verdala Riff' by Oscar Lucas and his Verdala Boys, Recorded in Austria