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The soul of the marionette : a short inquiry into human freedom, John Gray

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The soul of the marionette : a short inquiry into human freedom
Title
The soul of the marionette
Title remainder
a short inquiry into human freedom
Statement of responsibility
John Gray
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Language
eng
Summary
Compared with that of humans, the life of the marionette looks more like an enviable state of freedom. In his brilliantly enjoyable and freewheeling new book, John Gray draws together the religious, philosophic, and fantastical traditions that question the very idea of human freedom. We flatter ourselves about the nature of free will and yet the most enormous forces-logical, physical, metaphysical-constrain our every action. Many writers and intellectuals have always understood this, but instead of embracing our condition we battle against it, with everyone from world conquerors to modern scientists dreaming of a "human dominion" almost comically at odds with our true state. Filled with wonderful examples and drawing on the widest possible reading (from the Gnostics to Philip K. Dick), The Soul of the Marionette is a stimulating and engaging meditation on everything from cybernetics to the fairground marionettes of the title.--
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1948-
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Gray, John
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illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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The soul of the marionette : a short inquiry into human freedom, John Gray
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 169-179)
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volume
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rdacarrier.
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb17676915
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
179 pages
Isbn
9781846144493
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unmediated
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rdamedia.
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  • n
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(OCoLC)904103864
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The soul of the marionette : a short inquiry into human freedom, John Gray
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 169-179)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb17676915
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
179 pages
Isbn
9781846144493
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)904103864

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