1st Edition

The Political Theory of John Gray

Edited By John Horton, Glen Newey Copyright 2007
    256 Pages
    by Routledge

    254 Pages
    by Routledge

    John Gray is one of today’s most brilliant, bestselling and controversial political thinkers. This new collection examines him from a variety of stimulating angles.

    This new volume, comprising original contributions from a number of distinguished political theorists, in addition to a reply by Gray himself, is the first book to systematically review  the general significance of his work. He is much cited and discussed within political and social theory, but he also has a much wider audience, being one of those quite rare creatures in British academic life, a public intellectual, writing regularly for the quality press and appearing on both radio and TV. His books sell in large numbers, Straw Dogs reached the top five in The Sunday Times bestseller list and was very widely reviewed in broadsheets and weeklies. It was extravagantly praised by Will Self and chosen by novelist, Monica Ali as her book of the year.

    This book was previously published as a special issue of the leading Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy.

    John Horton Gray in Grey: The Evolution of John Gray’s Political Thought Glen Newey Glyn Morgan Gray's Mill Jonathan Riley Gray's Berlin George Crowder Value-Pluralism and Liberalism Noel O'Sullivan Nihilism, Liberalism and Modernity in the Political Thought of John Gray Andrew Chitty Gray and Marxism George Kateb ? John Barry Gray’s Discovery of Ecology Stuart White ? Gray and the Practice of Modern Politics John Horton 'Modus Vivendi' and the Limits of Liberal Political Theory Glen Newey Gray's Blues: Pessimism as a Political Project Peter Jones A Critical Examination of Gray’s Critique of Liberalism Peter Lassman Gray and Value-Pluralism John Gray A Reply to My Critics


    Edited by John Horton, Glen Newey