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Straw Dogs Thoughts on Humans and Other Animals

Straw Dogs Thoughts on Humans and Other Animals
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  • ISBN-13: 9780374270933
  • ISBN: 0374270937
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Publisher: Farrar Straus & Giroux

AUTHOR

Gray, John

SUMMARY

The British bestseller Straw Dogs 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. John Gray argues that this belief in human difference is a dangerous illusion and explores how the world and human life look once humanism has been finally abandoned. The result is an exhilarating, sometimes disturbing book that leads the reader to question our deepest-held beliefs. Will Self, in the New Statesman, called Straw Dogs his book of the year: "I read it once, I read it twice and took notes . . . I thought it that good." "Nothing will get you thinking as much as this brilliant book" (Sunday Telegraph).Gray, John is the author of 'Straw Dogs Thoughts on Humans and Other Animals', published 2007 under ISBN 9780374270933 and ISBN 0374270937.

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