Science and Magic – What Technology Can and Can't Fix
Date: Tuesday 9 March 2010
John Gray is a political philosopher, essayist and former professor of European Thought at the London School of Economics. A regular contributor to the press, he is also the author of many books, including Black Mass: Apocalyptic Religion and the Death of Utopia (2007). As Will Self has written, Gray is very good at his destruct jobs. On postmodernism: ‘Just the latest fad in anthropocentrism’ and on environmentalism: ‘A high-tech Green utopia is scientifically feasible, but it is humanly unimaginable’.
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