Presence of Myth by Leszek Kolakowski
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Presence of Myth
By Leszek Kolakowski

The Presence of Myth

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Presence of Myth by Leszek Kolakowski

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"[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 Review" With "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, artistic, scientific, and emotional. . . . [His] book has real significance for today, and may well become a classic in the philosophy of culture."-"Anglican Theological Review"

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780226450575
ISBN-10: 0226450570
Format: Paperback
(215mm x 140mm x 12mm)
Pages: 140
Imprint: University of Chicago Press
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Publish Date: 18-Dec-2001
Country of Publication: United States

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