Is God Happy?: Selected Essays

Is God Happy?: Selected Essays

Leszek Kolakowski

The overdue Leszek Kolakowski used to be essentially the most influential philosophers of the 20 th century. A renowned 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 exhibit in Is God Happy?, the 1st choice of his paintings to be released considering the fact that his demise in 2009. obtainable and huge ranging, those essays—many of them translated into English for the 1st time—testify to the awesome 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 important questions of our age.

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