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Kołakowski, Leszek

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The presence of myth by Leszek Kołakowski( )

51 editions published between 1966 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 1,533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""[An] important essay by a philosopher who more convincingly than any other I can think of demonstrates the continuing significance of his vocation in the life of our culture.""--Karsten Harries, The New York Times Book ReviewWith The Presence of Myth, Kolakowski demonstrates that no matter how hard man strives for purely rational thought, there has always been-and always will be-a reservoir of mythical images that lend ""being"" and ""consciousness"" a specifically human meaning.""Kolakowski undertakes a philosophy of culture which extends to all realms of human intercourse-intellectual, arti
Modernity on endless trial by Leszek Kolakowski( )

22 editions published between 1990 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 1,443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays om politik, kultur og vort religiøse liv
Main currents of Marxism : its rise, growth, and dissolution by Leszek Kolakowski( Book )

78 editions published between 1978 and 1990 in 3 languages and held by 1,422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Husserl and the search for certitude by Leszek Kołakowski( Book )

43 editions published between 1975 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 986 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Toward a Marxist humanism; essays on the Left today by Leszek Kołakowski( Book )

24 editions published between 1958 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 926 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why is there something rather than nothing? : 23 questions from great philosophers by Leszek Kołakowski( Book )

37 editions published between 2004 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 908 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leszek Kołakowski explores 23 questions asked by great philosophers, introducing us to the great ideas and philosophers of Western thought
Metaphysical horror by Leszek Kołakowski( Book )

49 editions published between 1988 and 2012 in 9 languages and held by 857 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For over a century philosophers have argued that philosophy is impossible or useless, or both. Although the basic agenda dates back to the days of Socrates, there is still disagreement about the nature of truth, reality, knowledge, good and God. This may make little practical difference to our lives, but it leaves us with a feeling of radical uncertainty described by Kolakowski as 'metaphysical horror'. Is there any way out of this cul-de-sac? This trenchant analysis confronts these dilemmas head on. Philosophy may not provide definitive answers to the fundamental questions, yet the quest itself transforms our lives. It may undermine most of our certainties, yet it still leaves room for our spiritual yearnings and religious beliefs. Kolakowski has forged a dazzling demonstration of philosophy in action. It is up to readers to take up the challenge of his arguments
Religion, if there is no God-- : on God, the Devil, sin, and other worries of the so-called philosophy of religion by Leszek Kołakowski( Book )

9 editions published between 1982 and 1993 in English and held by 848 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book deals with what is usually called the philosophy of religion. I am never sure what religion, let alone philosophy is, but whatever religion is, it includes the history of gods, men, and the universe. Therefore the title, Religion, with its all-encompassing pretensions, could only compete with such works as Quine's On What There Is or Sartre's Being and Nothingness (probably the most comprehensive title ever devised)
Freedom, fame, lying, and betrayal : essays on everyday life by Leszek Kolakowski( )

17 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 832 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Polish philosopher Leszek Kolakowski is renowned worldwide for wrestling with serious philosophical conundrums with dazzling elegance. In this new book, he turns his characteristic wit to important themes of ordinary life, from the need for freedom to the wheel of fortune, from the nature of God to the ambiguities of betrayal. Extremely lucid and lacking in intellectual pretension, these essays speak in everyday language, spurring the readerʹs own thoughts and providing a handle on which to debate and think about the themes. The eighteen essays cover the following topics: power, fame, equality, lying, toleration, travel, virtue, collective responsibility, the wheel of fortune, betrayal, violence, boredom, freedom, luxury, God, respect for nature, superstition, and national stereotypes
The alienation of reason : a history of positivist thought by Leszek Kolakowski( Book )

24 editions published between 1968 and 1969 in English and held by 749 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bergson by Leszek Kołakowski( Book )

39 editions published between 1985 and 2008 in 8 languages and held by 735 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inleiding tot het denken van de Franse filosoof (1859-1941)
The Socialist idea : a reappraisal by Leszek Kołakowski( Book )

34 editions published between 1974 and 1977 in English and Swedish and held by 678 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

God owes us nothing : a brief remark on Pascal's religion and on the spirit of Jansenism by Leszek Kołakowski( Book )

19 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and held by 587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leszek Kolakowski reflects on the centuries-long debate in Christianity: how to reconcile the existence of evil in the world with the goodness of an omnipotent God, and how God's omnipotence is compatible with people's responsibility for their own salvation or damnation. He approaches this paradox as both an exercise in theology and in revisionist Christian history based on philosophical analysis. This unorthodox interpretation of the history of modern Christianity will provoke renewed discussion about the historical, intellectual, and cultural importance of neo-Augustinianism. Written with Kolakowski's characteristic wit and irony, God Owes Us Nothing will be required reading for philosophers, religious scholars, theologians, and historians alike
Main currents of Marxism : the founders, the golden age, the breakdown by Leszek Kołakowski( Book )

16 editions published between 1978 and 2008 in English and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Drawing on powerful historical and philosophical insight, Main Currents of Marxism traces the intellectual foundations of Marxist thought from Plotinus through Hegel to Lukacs, Sartre, and Mao. Leszek Kolakowski reveals Marxism to be "the greatest fantasy of our century ... an idea that began in Promethean humanism and culminated in the monstrous tyranny of Stalinism." Long before the overwhelming majority of historians, journalists, and intellectuals around the world came to see the devastation wrought by autocratic, state-sponsored socialism, Kolakowski pointed to the shortcomings of a system doomed to failure." "Recognized when it was first published for its profound historical insights and for its exposition of how the Communist hierarchy was quickly corroding from the inside, this forceful work has influenced several generations of scholars and historians. Despite decades of major political change, Main Currents of Marxism remains as accurate and incisive as ever. In a new preface and epilogue, Kolakowski reexamines the collapse of international Communism in light of the last tumultuous years."--Jacket
Is God happy? : selected essays by Leszek Kołakowski( Book )

13 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Kolakowski's ... empathy, humor, and erudition are on full display in [this book], the first collection of his work to be published since his death in 2009"--Dust jacket flap
Marxism and beyond: on historical understanding and individual responsibility by Leszek Kolakowski( Book )

28 editions published between 1968 and 1971 in English and Italian and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Mensch ohne Alternative; von der Möglichkeit und Unmöglichkeit, Marxist zu sein by Leszek Kołakowski( Book )

63 editions published between 1960 and 1984 in 3 languages and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Debating the state of philosophy : Habermas, Rorty, and Kołakowski by Jürgen Habermas( Book )

9 editions published between 1996 and 2002 in English and Indonesian and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Do we still need philosophical discourse as part of communication within our culture? Is philosophical endeavor still valid? This book offers the views of some of the most popular, distinguished contemporary philosophers who have placed their mark on philosophy. Jurgen Habermas, Richard Rorty, Leszek Kolakowski, and Ernest Gellner bring their ideas into confrontation in a unique debate devoted to the present state of philosophy. The future of Western culture may depend on the answers to the questions asked by these authors
Falls es keinen Gott gibt by Leszek Kolakowski( Book )

59 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Platón escribió: "Si Uno no es, entonces nada es." Este libro discute de un modo sumamante original los argumentos filosóficos a favor y en contra de la existencia de Dios. El autor reexamina las críticas racionalistas clásicas a la creencia religiosa y mantiene que, en un sentido, esas críticas son válidas: la creencia reliogiosa no puede justificarse por medio de argumentos filosóficos del tipo de los que usan los racionalistas. No obstante, esos mismos argumentos implican ciertas presuposiciones filosóficas arbitrarias y contestables. El profesor Kolakowski arguye convincentemente que sólo dentro del contexto de la religión pueden adquirir validez las normas morales y cognoscitivas. El choque entre ilustración y religión es real; sin embargo, en último término, constituye un conflicto sobre prioridades en la jerarquía de valores, más que una lucha entre la razón y el error
Die Gegenwärtigkeit des Mythos by Leszek Kołakowski( Book )

16 editions published between 1972 and 1990 in German and Spanish and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Modernity on endless trial
Modernity on endless trialHusserl and the search for certitudeWhy is there something rather than nothing? : 23 questions from great philosophersMetaphysical horrorFreedom, fame, lying, and betrayal : essays on everyday lifeBergsonGod owes us nothing : a brief remark on Pascal's religion and on the spirit of JansenismMain currents of Marxism : the founders, the golden age, the breakdown
Alternative Names
Kalakoŭskì, Lešak.

Kelakefusiji, Lai

Kelakefusiji, Laisheke

Kelakefusiji, Laizeke

Kojakowski, Leszek

Kolakovski, Lešek.

Kolakovski, Leszek

Kolakovski, Leszek 1927-2009

Kolakovskij, Lešek.

Kolakovskij, Lešek 1927-2009

Kolakovskis Lešekas


Kołakowski L.

Kołakowski, L. 1927-2009

Kolakowski, Leizek

Kolakowski, Lescek.

Kolakowski, Lesczek, 1927-

Kolakowski Leszek

Kolakowski, Leszek, 1927-

Kołakowski, Leszek, 1927-2009

Kołakowskiiego, Leszka 1927-2009

Kołakowskis Leszekas

Kolakski, Leszek, 1927-2009

Kolaksky, Leszek

Kolaksky, Leszek 1927-

Kolaksky, Leszek 1927-2009

Kotakowski, Leszek, 1927-2009

Kowakofusuki, Resheku.

Kūlâkūfskī, Lešek

Leszczyński Krzysztof

Leszek Kołakowski filosofo e storico polacco

Leszek Kołakowski philosophe, historien des idées et essayiste polonais

Leszek Kołakowski Philosopher, historian of ideas

Leszek Kołakowski polnischer Philosoph und Schriftsteller

Leszek Kołakowski polski filozof

Leszek Kołakowski polsko-britský filosof a historik idejí

Leszek Kołakowski poola filosoof

Leszek Kołakowski Pools filosoof

Pinokio R.

Λέζεκ Κολακόφσκι

Колаковкий Л.

Колаковский Л. 1927-2009

Колаковский, Лешек

Лешак Калакоўскі

Лешек Колаковски полски философ

Лешек Колаковский

Лешек Колаковський

לשק קולקובסקי

קולקובסקי, לשק

קולקובסקי, לשק 1927-2009

لشك كولاكفسكي

لشک کولاکوفسکی

코와코프스키, 레셰크 1927-2009

콜라코프스키 1927-2009

콜라코프스키, 레스첵 1927-2009

コワコフスキ, L

コワコフスキ, レシェク