ISBN 9781846144493,The Soul of the Marionette

The Soul of the Marionette


John Gray


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ISBN 9781846144493

Penguin Books Ltd

Publication Year 2015

ISBN 9781846144493

ISBN-10 1846144493


Number of Pages 192 Pages
Language (English)

Epistemology, theory of knowledge

In The Soul of the Marionette, John Gray draws together the religious, philosophic and fantastical traditions that question the very idea of human freedom. We flatter ourselves about the nature of free will and yet the most enormous forces - biological, physical, metaphysical - constrain our every action. Many writers and intellectuals have always understood this, but instead of embracing our condition we battle against it, with everyone from world conquerors to modern scientists dreaming of a human dominion almost comically at odds with our true state.
This is a stimulating and enraging meditation on everything from cybernetics to the fairground marionettes of the title.

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