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Straw dogs : thoughts on humans and other animals / John Gray.

Gray, John, 1948- (author.).

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Straw Dogs is a 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.
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Baker County Library 128 .G779s 2007 (Text) 37814003348480 NON-FICTION - NEW Book None 07/23/2021 Checked out 11/08/2021

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780374270933
  • ISBN: 0374270937
  • Physical Description: xv, 245 pages ; 21 cm
  • Edition: 1st American paperback edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2007.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-230) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
The human -- The deception -- The vices of morality -- The unsaved -- Non-progress -- As it is.
Summary, etc.:
Straw Dogs is a 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.
Subject: Humanism.
Human beings.

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