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 line with conceited and faulty ideals approximately people and their position on the planet. Philosophies corresponding to liberalism and Marxism ponder 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 area and human lifestyles glance as soon as humanism has been eventually deserted. the result's an exciting, occasionally nerve-racking e-book that leads the reader to question our deepest-held ideals. Will Self, within the New Statesman, known as Straw canine his publication 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 considering up to this impressive e-book" (Sunday Telegraph).

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