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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The two with the most interesting titles, “In Praise of Unpunctuality” and “In Praise of Snobbery,” are disappointingly bland.

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By far the best is the middle section on religious themes, including the title essay. Matthew Taylor – – Routledge. Want to Read saving….

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There was a problem adding your email address. People who likes to standing flags, exalt idols and protect things that they have no deep knowledge. Also enjoy An exceptional collection of essays from a deeply provocative and intriguing philosopher.

He left communist Poland after his expulsion from Warsaw University for anti-communist activities. And we know the dangers to which this quite understandable need gives rise when it degenerates into militant chauvinism. Us of the most intriguing books I have read in many years.


Or was it something else? Selected Essays Leszek Kolakowski Limited preview – I have long had an interest in Kolakowski’s work, developed mostly second-hand. 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 getting stronger. There are some beautiful ideas in this book. Great read for anyone who has been afloat aboard ships of shallow thought amid work routine for too long.

If anything, we seem, rather, to be witnessing a new longing for the old historicity. There are kola,owski discussion topics on this book yet. Sorina rated it really liked it May 07, Accessible and absorbing, the essays in Is God Happy? PaperbackPenguin Modern Classicspages. The title essay was beautiful. Socialism, ideology and the Left — pt. My library Help Advanced Book Search. This volume offers 27 essays 10 translated into English from the Polish for the first time divided into three sections: However, at the same time there is repetition and a strong bias at work.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Leszek Kolakowski has also written on religion, Spinoza, Bergson, Pascal and seventeenth-century thought. Edgar Sheffield Brightman leszel – New York: Apr 10, Liam Brown rated it really liked it. Kolqkowski his Jefferson Lecture, he asserted that “We learn history not in order to know how to behave or how to succeed, but to know Distinguished Polish philosopher and hapy of ideas. Title essay in NYRB: There are three sections. From he was a fellow of All Souls College, Oxford.

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Is God Happy?: Selected Essays

Leszek Kolakowski has also written on religion, Spinoza, Bergson, Pascal and seventeenth-century thought. Oct 24, Alan Alves rated it really liked yod Shelves: Other editions – View all Is God Happy?: In his obituary, philosopher Roger Scruton said Kolakowski was a “thinker for our time” and that regarding Kolakowski’s debates with intellectual opponents, “even if Each week, our editors select the one author and one book they believe to be most worthy of your attention and highlight them in our Pro Connect email alert.

It’s difficult to establish exactly what Kolakowski would endorse as reputable philosophizing or politicizing, as just about every big name gets a bit of a kicking somewhere, but given the stakes Meaning, Truth, Godpossibly this isn’t surprising. To ask other readers questions about Is God Happy?

That’s how much is reprinted from that previous collection.