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Gray, John 1948-

Works: 79 works in 604 publications in 17 languages and 15,897 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference proceedings  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction
Classifications: JC585, 320.51
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Most widely held works about John Gray
Most widely held works by John Gray
Liberalism by John Gray( Book )

81 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in 10 languages and held by 1,813 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since the publication in 1986 of the first edition of Liberalism, both the world and the author's views have changed significantly. In this new edition, John Gray argues that whereas liberalism was the political theory of modernity, it is ill equipped to cope with the dilemmas of the postmodern condition. The task now, as Gray sees it, is to develop a pluralist theory in which the liberal problem of finding a modus vivendi among rival communities and worldviews is solved in postliberal terms
False dawn : the delusions of global capitalism by John Gray( Book )

56 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 1,447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this passionate polemic against the utopia of the free market, Gray, a former supporter of the New Right, argues that the conventional political solutions of conservatism and social democracy are no longer viable
Black mass : apocalyptic religion and the death of utopia by John Gray( Book )

41 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philosopher John Gray examines the history of utopianism, links it to apocalyptic religious beliefs, and argues that utopianism currently dominates mainstream politics, discussing its impact in Iraq and elsewhere in the twenty-first century
Hayek on liberty by John Gray( Book )

47 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,015 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offering a study of Hayek's achievements in social and political philosophy, this third edition examines the structure and impact of his system of ideas and locates his position within Western philosophy. A postscript assesses how far the historical developments of recent years can be deployed in a critique of Hayek's thought
Isaiah Berlin by John Gray( Book )

43 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 872 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study of the political philosophy of the Russian born thinker explains how Isaiah Berlin came to reject ideological frameworks in favor of a pluralism that acknowledges the inevitable diversity of human values
Straw dogs : thoughts on humans and other animals by John Gray( Book )

28 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 849 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Straw Dogs is a work of philosophy, which sets out to challenge our most cherished assumptions about what it means to be human. From Plato to Christianity, from the Enlightenment to Nietzsche, the Western tradition has been based on arrogant and erroneous beliefs about human beings and their place in the world. Philosophies such as liberalism and Marxism think of humankind as a species whose destiny is to transcend natural limits and conquer the Earth. Even in the present day, despite Darwin's discoveries, nearly all schools of thought take as their starting point the belief that humans are radically different from other animals. John Gray argues that this humanist belief is an illusion. The aim of Straw Dogs is to explore how the world and human life look once humanism has been finally abandoned." "Straw Dogs explores philosophical issues such as the nature of the self, free will, morality, progress and the value of truth. Drawing his inspiration from art, poetry, and the frontiers of science as well as philosophy itself, John Gray presents a post-humanist view of the world and of human life. Straw Dogs is an exhilarating, sometimes disturbing book that leads the reader to question their deepest beliefs."--Jacket
Al Qaeda and what it means to be modern by John Gray( Book )

36 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 843 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this short yet powerful work, John Gray utterly rejects the commonly held perception that we are becoming more modern and thus more alike as a global community
On liberty and other essays by John Stuart Mill( Book )

23 editions published between 1991 and 2008 in English and held by 814 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the text of four essays by nineteenth-century English philosopher and economist John Stuart Mill, and includes textual and explanatory notes, chronology, and introduction
Two faces of liberalism by John Gray( Book )

29 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 788 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu gong fen wei si zhang, nei rong bao gua : zi you zhu yi de kuan rong ; duo yuan jia zhi guan nian ; xiang hu dui li de zi you ; " quan yi zhi ji "
The immortalization commission : science and the strange quest to cheat death by John Gray( Book )

16 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 745 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A revelatory critique of the modern world's pursuit of scientific immortality. Gray examines the worldviews of contributors from philosophers and journalists to politicians and mass murderers to consider how revisionist beliefs are changing the nature of what it means to be human
Voltaire by John Gray( Book )

9 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 666 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers a radical reassessment of a fascinating and important figure, at once demythologizing the icon and revealing his genuine greatness
The silence of animals : on progress and other modern myths by John Gray( Book )

12 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An exploration of the failures of reason in human life and the enduring role of myth in science, politics, and morality"--
Beyond the new right : markets, government and the common environment by John Gray( Book )

20 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and Italian and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Gray is now established as one of the UK's leading political thinkers. For over a decade he has been asssociated with the ideas and think-tanks of the New Right. In this book he presents both a criticism of the ideological excesses of New Right ideology and a radical critique of the New Right itself, developed from the standpoint of traditional conservatism. All the major thinkers and themes of the New Right are examined, together with many major issues of current public policy - such as the growth of the underclass, the future of the welfare state and the role of government in education a
Endgames : questions in late modern political thought by John Gray( Book )

12 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conceptions of liberty in political philosophy by Z. A Pelczynski( Book )

9 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in English and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gray's anatomy : selected writings by John Gray( Book )

15 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why is the human imagination to blame for the worst crimes of the twentieth century? Why is progress a pernicious myth? Why is contemporary atheism just a hangover from Christian faith? John Gray, author of Straw Dogs and Black Mass , is one of the most original and iconoclastic thinkers of our time
Heresies by John Gray( Book )

11 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gray sees our faith in progress - "the Prozac of the thinking classes"--As the illusion that underlies the most egregiously mistaken political and social policies of the present day. Certainly there is such a thing as progress, but it is a fact only in the realm of science, while "in ethics and politics it is a superstition". Throughout his work Gray hammers relentlessly against the notion, first advanced in the Renaissance and reified in the Enlightenment, that history moves inexorably in a straight line, and that human nature will necessarily improve as our knowledge accumulates. The prescience of his views on such topics as Iraq and Tony Blair's political career is remarkable. One does wonder what the magazine's readers made of the contention that Donald Rumsfeld's Hobbesian pragmatism is to be preferred to Bill Clinton's impulsiveness, that "in intellectual terms atheism is a Victorian fossil", or the baleful but gracefully expressed reminder that "the human animal is itself only a passing tremor in the life of the planet."
Limited government : a positive agenda by John Gray( Book )

6 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The moral foundations of market institutions by John Gray( Book )

6 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Restraint of liberty( Book )

2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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False dawn : the delusions of global capitalism
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False dawn : the delusions of global capitalismBlack mass : apocalyptic religion and the death of utopiaHayek on libertyIsaiah BerlinStraw dogs : thoughts on humans and other animalsAl Qaeda and what it means to be modernOn liberty and other essaysTwo faces of liberalism