John Gray (c) Justine Stoddart

John Gray

The Soul of the Marionette: A Short Enquiry into Human Freedom

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Mon 25 May 2015

John Gray

The Soul of the Marionette: A Short Enquiry into Human Freedom

John Gray (c) Justine Stoddart
Mon 25 May 2015,

We flatter ourselves that we yearn to be free—but what is it that we actually want when we seek  freedom? Instead of embracing our condition we battle against it, with everyone from world ancient mystics to modern scientists dreaming of a type of freedom almost comically at odds with our true state. John Gray draws together religious, philosophic and fantastical traditions that question the very idea of human freedom.

Image credit: Justine Stoddart

 

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