John Gray/ George Gaskell
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Writers are mesmerised by forms of human extremity: experiences on the outer edge of the possible, or which tip into fantasy and myth. John Gray explores the conundrum of our existence, which we decorate with countless myths and ideas to avoid acknowledging that we too are animals, separated from the others perhaps only by our self-conceit.
Emeritus Professor of European Thought, LSE & Author, The Silence of Animals: On Progress and Other Modern Myths
Pro-Director of LSE & Professor of Social Psychology
Recorded on 28 February 2013 at the LSE as part of the LSE Literary Festival