John Gray/ George Gaskell
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.