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February 28th, 2013

The Silence of Animals: LSE Literary Fesitval

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Estimated reading time: 10 minutes

Forum for Philosophy

February 28th, 2013

The Silence of Animals: LSE Literary Fesitval

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Estimated reading time: 10 minutes

John Gray/ George Gaskell

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Thursday 28 February 2013, 7 – 8.30pm
Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE

John Gray, Emeritus Professor of European Thought, LSE and author of The Silence of Animals: On Progress and Other Modern Myths

Chair: George Gaskell, Pro-Director of LSE and Professor of Social Psychology

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 will explore 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.

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