Straw Dogs

Straw Dogs

Thoughts on Humans and Other Animals

Book - 2007
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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 ).

Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2007.
Edition: First American pbk. edition
ISBN: 9780374270933
Branch Call Number: 128 GRAY J 2007
Characteristics: xv, 245 pages ; 21 cm.


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Jun 19, 2010

I could not recommend this book more strongly.For some reason it is no longer available in this system.


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