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By Leszek Kolakowski

ISBN-10: 0465080995

ISBN-13: 9780465080991

The overdue Leszek Kolakowski was once the most influential philosophers of the 20th century. A favorite anticommunist author, Kolakowski was once additionally a deeply humanistic philosopher, and his meditations on society, faith, morality, and tradition stand along his political writings as commentaries on intellectual—and everyday—life within the 20th century.

Kolakowski’s outstanding empathy, humor, and erudition are on complete show in Is God Happy?, the 1st choice of his paintings to be released because his loss of life in 2009. obtainable and extensive ranging, those essays—many of them translated into English for the 1st time—testify to the amazing scope of Kolakowski’s paintings. From a provocative and deeply felt critique of Marxist ideology to the witty and self-effacing “In compliment of Unpunctuality” to a rigorous research of Erasmus’ version of Christianity and the way forward for faith, those essays distill Kolakowski’s lifelong engagement with the everlasting difficulties of philosophy and a few of the main very important questions of our age.

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