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The Silence of Animals: On progress and other modern myths

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Monday, March 4, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 7:15 PM (GMT)

London, United Kingdom

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RSA Events LogoThe Silence of Animals:

On progress and other modern myths

 

Monday 4 March 2013

6.00pm - 7.15pm

8 John Adam Street, London, WC2N 6EZ


Are we all just 'deluded animals'?

John Gray, one of Britain's most provocative philosophers, visits the RSA to discuss the ideas raised in The Silence of Animals - the much-anticipated sequel to Straw Dogs.

Gray will discuss the religious origins of modern ideas of progress in civilisation and suggest that the prevailing belief in gradual improvement is a myth. Examining the lives of people who abandoned or never subscribed to it, he will ask what might replace the ruling myth.

Along the way he will consider Naples in 1944 and flying saucers...


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The RSA
8 John Adam St
London
WC2N 6EZ

United Kingdom

Monday, March 4, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 7:15 PM (GMT)


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