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What can cats tell us about the meaning of life?

What can cats tell us about the meaning of life?

Nick Spencer speaks to John Gray, formerly Professor of European Thought at the London School of Economics. 15/06/2021

Lockdown does strange things to people. After 20 years of marriage, Nick and his wife bought two cats for the family. They love them but they are mystified by them. What is going on in there?

Luckily for Nick and his family, John Gray, formerly Professor of European Thought at the London School of Economics, recently published his new book ‘Feline Philosophy: Cats and the Meaning of Life.’ In this episode Nick talks to John about sin, the fall, self–awareness, morality, philosophy, Montaigne, Blaise Pascal… oh, and cats.

Unfortunately the audio quality for this episode is not up to our normal standard and for this we apologise. 

 

 


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Nick Spencer

Nick Spencer

Nick is Senior Fellow at Theos. He is the author of a number of books and reports, most recently The Political Samaritan: how power hijacked a parable (Bloomsbury, 2017), The Evolution of the West (SPCK, 2016) and Atheists: The Origin of the Species (Bloomsbury, 2014).

Posted 15 June 2021

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