Straw Dogs: Thoughts on Humans and Other Animals

By John Gray

The British bestseller Straw canine is an exhilarating, radical paintings of philosophy, which units out to problem our such a lot adored 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 boastful and faulty ideals approximately people and their position on the planet. Philosophies comparable to liberalism and Marxism think about humankind as a species whose future is to go beyond ordinary limits and triumph over the Earth. John grey argues that this trust in human distinction is a deadly phantasm and explores how the realm and human existence glance as soon as humanism has been ultimately deserted. the result's an exciting, occasionally nerve-racking publication that leads the reader to question our deepest-held ideals. Will Self, within the New Statesman, referred to as Straw canines his ebook of the yr: "I learn it as soon as, I learn it two times and took notes . . . i assumed it that good." "Nothing gets you pondering up to this incredible publication" (Sunday Telegraph).

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