Philosophy Book Discussion Group

The Philosophy Book Discussion Group will discuss Straw Dogs: Thoughts on Humans and Other Animals by John Gray (Farrar Straus Giroux, $17.00). 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.

Event date: 
Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 6:00pm
Event address: 
The Bookworm
Straw Dogs: Thoughts on Humans and Other Animals Cover Image
ISBN: 9780374270933
Availability: Special Order
Published: Farrar Straus Giroux - October 16th, 2007