John Gray

Professor of European Thought at the London School of Economics.

(United Kingdom, 1948) is Professor of European Thought at the London School of Economics. A well-known philosopher and political scientist, he has taught at the universities of Essex and Oxford and has also been a visiting professor at Yale and Harvard universities. He is particularly interested in the notions of progress and modernity and has written several books on these themes. He writes regularly for such publications as The Guardian, New Statesman and The Times Literary Supplement. Notable among his books are Tecnología, progreso y el impacto humano sobre la Tierra (Technology, Progress and the Human Impact on Earth – Katz, 2008), Misa negra. La religión apocalíptica y la muerte de la utopía (Paidós, 2007 – published in English as Black Mass: Apocalyptic Religion and the Death of Utopia), Contra el progreso y otras ilusiones (Paidós, 2006 - Heresies: Against Progress and Other Illusions), Al Qaeda y lo que significa ser moderno (Paidós, 2004 – Al Qaeda and What It Means to Be Modern), and Perros de paja: reflexiones sobre los humanos y otros animales (Paidós, 2003 – Straw Dogs: Thoughts on Humans and Other Animals). His most recent books are Gray’s Anatomy (Allen Lane, 2009 – spanish edition published by Paidós on novembre 2011,) and The Immortalization Commission: Science and the Strange Quest to Cheat Death (Allen Lane, 2011).

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