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Straw Dogs: Thoughts on Humans & Other Animals By John Gray

Straw Dogs: Thoughts on Humans & Other Animals by John Gray

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A radical work of philosophy, which sets out to challenge our most cherished assumptions about what it means to be human. John Gray explores how the world and human life look once humanism has been finally abandoned.

Straw Dogs: Thoughts on Humans & Other Animals Summary

Straw Dogs: Thoughts on Humans & Other Animals by John Gray

A radical work of philosophy, which sets out to challenge our most cherished assumptions about what it means to be human. From Plato to Christianity, from the Enlightenment to Nietzsche and Marx, the Western tradition has been based on arrogant and erroneous beliefs about human beings and their place in the world. Philosophies such as liberalism and Marxism think of humankind as a species whose destiny is to transcend natural limits and conquer the Earth. Even in the present day, despite Darwin's discoveries, nearly all schools of thought take as their starting point the belief that humans are radically different from other animals. John Gray argues that this humanist belief in human difference is an illusion and explores how the world and human life look once humanism has been finally abandoned.

Straw Dogs: Thoughts on Humans & Other Animals Reviews

This is an exciting, radical work of philosophy which sets out to challenge our most cherished assumptions about what it means to be human. From Plato to Christianity, from the Enlightenment to Nietzsche and Marx, the Western tradition has been based on arrogant and erroneous beliefs about human beings and their place in the world. Philosophies such as liberalism and Marxism think of humankind as a species whose destiny is to transcend natural limits and conquer the Earth. Even in the present day, despite Darwin's discoveries, nearly all schools of thought take as their starting point the belief that humans are radically different from other animals. Gray argues that this belief in human difference is an illusion. An exhilarating, disturbing book.

About John Gray

John Gray is Professor of European Thought at the London School of Economics.

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Straw Dogs: Thoughts on Humans & Other Animals by John Gray
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Granta Books
2002-08-29
240
1862075123
9781862075122
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