Straw Dogs: Thoughts on Humans and Other Animals

Straw Dogs: Thoughts on Humans and Other Animals

John Gray


The British bestseller Straw canines is a thrilling, radical paintings of philosophy, which units out to problem our such a lot loved assumptions approximately what it capacity to be human. From Plato to Christianity, from the Enlightenment to Nietzsche and Marx, the Western culture has been in accordance with conceited and faulty ideals approximately people and their position on this planet. Philosophies akin to liberalism and Marxism contemplate humankind as a species whose future is to go beyond common limits and triumph over the Earth. John grey argues that this trust in human distinction is a perilous phantasm and explores how the realm and human lifestyles glance as soon as humanism has been eventually deserted. the result's a thrilling, occasionally irritating ebook that leads the reader to query our deepest-held ideals. Will Self, within the New Statesman, referred to as Straw canines his e-book of the 12 months: "I learn it as soon as, I learn it two times and took notes . . . i presumed it that good." "Nothing gets you considering up to this awesome booklet" (Sunday Telegraph).

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