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John Grey, Straw Dogs

“Gray writes like a man with a gigantic chip on hs...”

Written on: 25/12/2008 by xantippe (1 review written)

Gray writes like a man with a gigantic chip on hs shoulder. His self-satisfied shadenfruede at the human condition makes him sound like someone who's wife has just run off with hs best friend. His pompous assertion of a 'deluded humanity' infers he is above such error. As a misanthropist and reductionist, he disparages everything from Socrates to modern Humanism like a bad tempered drunk. Just about every 'insight' on the human condition from genocide to evolution are hardly original. He makes… Read Full Review

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John Grey, Straw Dogs

“I bought the Straw Dogs book by John Grey as it was...”

Written on: 18/08/2006 by jonathan kelly (110 reviews written)

I bought the Straw Dogs book by John Grey as it was praised by the most famous members of the intellectual media, such as J G Ballard, Andrew Marr and Will Self etc. So it seemed it would be full of useful information, but it was more like useful misinformation when I read it!

Humans are described as animals full stop. That is as the Straw Dogs title suggests. I would prefer to know why humans are not animals. Heidegger is attacked in the book. As he was the best philosopher of the 20th… Read Full Review

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Jonathan Kelly's Response to jonathan kelly's Review

Written on: 12/12/2006

Threw my copy in the bin. Not worth selling on e-bay be lucky if I got a penny for it.
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<br/>At a talk at the Royal Society for Science this is just the type of drivel they were spouting.

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Thejamesa's Response to jonathan kelly's Review

Written on: 25/12/2009

Poor review. Just say that you don't agree. The book is written out of the point of view that humans are animals. So read like that. If you want to rant, do amongst your friends.
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<br/>And your 'rich and famous' bit seems bitter and totally beside the point.
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<br/>Who cares about the hype?
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<br/>If you care to do a review, at least try to be objective.
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<br/>TheJameSA

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