Accessible and absorbing, the essays in Is God Happy? deal with some of Leszek Kolakowski has also written on religion, Spinoza, Bergson. When a well-known and respected author with a number of literary and scholarly accomplishments to his credit passes away, it is expected that. Religion, God and the problem of evil — pt. 3. Modernity, truth, the past and some Is God Happy?: Selected Essays. Leszek Kołakowski. Basic Books ().

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Kolakowski is a clear-eyed observer of modernity and post-modernity, and had first-hand experience of the socialist systems he writes godd, having been banned from Is God Happy? A collection of essays by the Polish philosopher Kolakowskiviewed by some as one of the intellectual progenitors of Poland’s Solidarity movement.

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God, Evil, and Ethics: Mar 15, Rom Byczkiewicz rated leszem it was amazing. Some of the essays in this book are quite good. I dock a star not for the essays themselves, but for the choice, most particularly the choice to have pages of cold-war style damn-them-commies pieces gdo the ls of the book. And still another striking observation [and all of this published in !


Marysia rated it really liked it Oct 27, A collection of really absorbing, challenging and provocative essays – the author has balls and says what he means without pussy-footing or prevarication Sorina rated it really liked it May 07, People who likes to standing flags, exalt idols and protect things that they have no deep knowledge.

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Is God Happy? Selected Essays by Leszek Kołakowski

An exceptional collection of essays from a deeply provocative and intriguing philosopher. Quotes from Is God Happy? Probably Europe’s last great philosopher and critic of the Soviet Union.

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Is God Happy? by Leszek Kolakowski – Penguin Books Australia

In defiance of all rational expectations, the need to establish one’s identity through tribal membership, to define oneself through the values of a national culture, is not fading; it is hqppy stronger. Monthly downloads Sorry, there are not enough data points to plot this chart. Eastern European Philosophy in European Philosophy. Diana Maxim rated it it was amazing Sep 03, Included are essays composed early in his life along with later ones that give the reader insight into the subtle changes in thought and direction in Kolakowski’s life.


Is God Happy?

This volume offers 27 essays 10 translated into English from the Polish for the first time divided into three sections: Teafortao rated it really liked it Jul 04, Nancy Tamarisk rated it it was amazing Feb 25, Accessible and absorbing, the essays in Is God Happy? Selected Essays Leszek Kolakowski Limited preview – Tom rated it liked it Nov 13, Respected internationally for his More than 20 years after the fall of the Soviet Union, fears about the revival of Marxism may seem anachronistic, but Kolakowski’s views on God, religion and truth show his thinking about totalitarian ideology and its relation to Marxism in a fresh light.

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