09/07/2012

The delicacies of distress

Are we human beings very different from other animals? This video reflects on the human condition and how we see ourselves in relation to gorillas, whales, leopards or flies.

Made by Temujin Doran, it is based on the work of political philosopher and professor of European Thought at the London School of Economics John Gray, specially on his book ‘Straw Dogs: Thoughts on Humans and Other Animals’, published in 2002, which is a clear attack to humanism and anthropocentrism, views, according to the author, which are rooted in religious ideology.

Gray sees will as an illusion, describes humanity as a ravenous and devastating kind that kills other life and destroys their natural environment, and proposes to revise the concepts of progress, human condition and human nature.