Philip K. Dick, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick My rating: 3 of 5 stars The way literary people talk about empathy nowadays, you would think it was an ethical term borrowed by aesthetic thinkers to promote the value of art. But in fact this relatively recent word began as an aesthetic concept—to account … Continue reading Philip K. Dick, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

John Gray, The Soul of the Marionette

The Soul of the Marionette: A Short Inquiry into Human Freedom by John N. Gray My rating: 3 of 5 stars A brief and essayistic digest of Gray's analysis—he views western modernity as deludedly self-satisfied in its unwitting recapitulation of the Gnostic heresy that humanity can be God—and his aesthetic—his is an austere and gentlemanly … Continue reading John Gray, The Soul of the Marionette