Is God Happy?: Selected Essays

Author: Leszek Kolakowski

SKU: 9780141389554

In these essays, one of the most important thinkers of the twentieth century writes about communism and socialism, the problem of evil, Erasmus and the reform of the Church, reason and truth, and whether God is happy. Accessible and absorbing, the essays in Is God Happy? deal with some of the eternal problems of philosophy and the most vital questions of our age.

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

Price: $32.99
Format:Paperback, 328 pages
price:AUD $32.99
Publisher:Penguin UK


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