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  • Published: 1 December 2016
  • ISBN: 9780141981116
  • Imprint: Penguin Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 544
  • RRP: $40.00

Gray's Anatomy




This edition is updated with a new foreword and two new chapters of John Gray's writing.

'The most prescient of British public intellectuals' Pankaj Mishra, Financial TimesUpdated with a new foreword and two new chapters of John Gray's writing.Why is progress a pernicious myth? Why do beliefs that humanity can be improved end in farce or horror? Is atheism a hangover from Christian faith? John Gray, one of the most iconoclastic thinkers of our time, smashes through civilization's long cherished beliefs, overturning our view of the world and our place in it.

  • Published: 1 December 2016
  • ISBN: 9780141981116
  • Imprint: Penguin Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 544
  • RRP: $40.00

About the author

John Gray

John Gray's most recent books are Straw Dogs: Thoughts on Humans and Other Animals , Al-Qaeda and What It Means To Be Modern  and Heresies: Against Progress and Other Illusions. He is Professor of European Thought at the London School of Economics.

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Praise for Gray's Anatomy

Gray has consistently anticipated the shape of things to come . . . he teaches us that true humanism is to be found in uncertainty and doubt

Will Self

The most prescient of British public intellectuals

Pankaj Mishra, Financial Times

Gray's dissection of modern delusion, cant and wishful thinking is to be welcomed . . . This is a book to learn from and argue with

Ben Wilson, Literary Review

A thoroughly enjoyable book

David Runciman, Observer

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