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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
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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