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The Human Condition

  • ISBN-13: 9781875684618
  • Publisher: HALSTEAD PRESS
    Imprint: HALSTEAD PRESS
  • By Anthony Grey
  • Price: AUD $38.95
  • Stock: 803 in stock
  • Availability: Order will be despatched as soon as possible.
  • Local release date: 01/02/2024
  • Format: Hardback (230.00mm X 153.00mm) 208 pages Weight: 480g
  • Categories: Literary essays [DNF]
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In The Human Condition, Tony explores concepts in human nature like competition, loyalty, trust, and much more. Delving deeply into the many facets of humanity by drawing on examples from history, life and art, it is a comprehensive interpretation of what it is to be human. With 27 chapters covering a range of concepts like happiness, laughter, hope, exploration, science, authority, and others. Similar to Complete Essays by Michel de Montaigne, Tony Grey extensively draws on all aspects of life to analyse the many drives that impel human beings collectively, across culture and time. The Human Condition also features accompanying poems by the author for some topics of interest.

Tony Grey AM graduated from the University of Toronto with a BA in Modern History (Hons) and a Juris Doctor. Before and during university he was a professional Shakespearian actor. Giving up theatre, he practised law with a major Toronto firm, which sent him to Australia on a legal matter, where he founded Pancontinental Mining, a publicly listed diversified mining and energy company. He is a former director of Opera Australia and the Conservatorium of Music and a former trustee of the Art Gallery of New South Wales. In time, he turned his attention to writing, producing articles for the Australian Financial Review Magazine and the Australian; he has published many books in Australia: Jabiluka, including East Wind and Seven Gateways.

* The author is highly educated, and well versed in Shakespeare, as a result his work is highly evocative and articulate. * Similar to Complete Essays by Michel de Montaigne, Tony Grey extensively draws on all aspects of life to analyse the many drives that impel human beings collectively, across culture and time. * An excellent and thought provoking body of work, perfect for budding or established philosophers, or those interested in humankind, thought, art, history and even prose. * Features accompanying poems by the author for some topics of interest.

* Tony has had an article featured in online publication Oversixty, where he promoted his book and illustrated the nature of hope by drawing on ideas of Greek philosophers, examples of intriguing individuals throughout history and time, and more - https://www.oversixty.com.au/health/mind/hope-a-double-edged-sword-in-the-human-experience

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