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Gregg's clever and provocative book is full of irreverent notions and funny anecdotes - the creative upside to being a human animal

If Nietzsche Were A Narwhal by Justin Gregg
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If Nietzsche Were A Narwhal by Justin Gregg

Jennifer Szalai | NYT
If Nietzsche Were A Narwhal: What Animal Intelligence Reveals About Human Stupidity
Author: Justin Gregg
Publisher: Little, Brown & Company
Pages: 320
Price: $29

“Human, all too human”: It’s a thought that occurred to me a few times while reading Justin Gregg’s If Nietzsche Were a Narwhal, and not just because the phrase also happens to be the title of a work by Nietzsche himself. Gregg’s clever and provocative book is full of irreverent notions and funny anecdotes — the creative upside to being a human animal. But our ability to abstract from our immediate experience means we can take that creativity too

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First Published: Aug 21 2022 | 10:55 PM IST

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