John Gray's most recent book is the highly praised Seven Types of Atheism; his other books include Straw Dogs, Black Mass, The Soul of the Marionette and The Silence of Animals. He has kept feline companions for over thirty years.
Sapiens A Brief History of Humankind
In Sapiens Yuval Noah Harari takes us on a whirlwind journey across 70,000 years of human existence. The array of humans who inhabited the Earth has dwindled to our own very singular species. Harari traces the momentous discoveries and upheavals that profoundly transformed societies and assesses the merits of the direction in which we now seem to be headed. He will be in conversation with philosopher John Gray.
Seven Types of Atheism: To Believe or Not to Believe
For a generation, public debate has been corroded by a narrow derision of religion in the name of an often vaguely understood ‘science’. Bestselling author and eminent philosopher John Gray describes the rich, complex world of the atheist tradition. His book sheds an extraordinary and varied light on what it is to be human and on the thinkers who have battled to understand this issue. “There is no need to panic or despair”, says Gray. “A godless world is as myste...
Gamechangers Series – Karl Marx: Philosophy and Revolution
Karl Marx was one of the most influential and revolutionary thinkers of modern history, yet he is rarely thought of as a Jewish thinker. His Jewish background is either overlooked or misrepresented and his attitude towards Judaism and Jews was highly complex. Shlomo Avineri, in this revelatory work, argues that Marx’s Jewish origins were integral to his work, placing his Jewish background in its proper and balanced perspective. The results are sometimes surprising. In this exclusive onl...
When I play with my cat, how do I know she is not passing time with me rather than I with her?’ asked Montaigne back in the Renaissance. Present-day philosopher – and bestselling author of Straw Dogs: Thoughts on Humans and Other Animals – John Gray joins Marina Vaizey to discuss his latest book, subtitled Cats and the Meaning of Life. He draws on centuries of thought, including Descartes, Schopenhauer and Schrodinger, to explore the complex and intimate links that have defined how ...