John Gray

is a British philosopher and author of Black Mass: Apocalyptic Religion and the Death of Utopia (Penguin, 2007). His latest book is The Silence of Animals: On Progress and Other Modern Myths (Allen Lane, 2013). He is Emeritus Professor of European Thought at the London School of Economics.


Im philosophischen Basislager

Roundtable discussion

Am Fusse des Monte Verità machen sich John Gray, Tomás Sedlácek und Nassim Nicholas Taleb Gedanken zu ökonomischen, politischen und religiösen Utopien. Das grosse Gespräch mit drei führenden Denkern über Voodoo-Ökonomie, unbefleckte Empfängnis und den Horror eines stressfreien Lebens.

The role of the sceptic

A conversation with John Gray

The destination of intellectual journeys, remarks John Gray, is unknown at any one time. Utopianism, on the other hand, usually ends in disaster. Thus the radical anti-communist of the 1970s finds Marx’s analysis of capitalism prescient today and rates Keynes above Hayek.

Read in Journals

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