Is God Happy?: Selected Essays
Author: Leszek Kolakowski
Leszek Kolakowski has also written on religion, Spinoza, Bergson, Pascal and seventeenth-century thought. He left communist Poland after his expulsion from Warsaw University for anti-communist activities. From 1970 he was a fellow of All Souls College, Oxford.
'There can be few more eminent figures in the world of ideas.' The Times
'The most esteemed philosopher to have produced a general introduction to his discipline since Bertrand Russell.' Independent
'His distinctive mix of irony and moral seriousness, religious sensibility and epistemological scepticism, social engagement and political doubt was truly rare ... a true Central European intellectual-perhaps the last.' Tony Judt, The New York Times Review of Books