The Presence of Myth
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Presence of Myth by Leszek Kolakowski
Book Description"[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 DetailsISBN: 9780226450575
(215mm x 140mm x 12mm)
Imprint: University of Chicago Press
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Publish Date: 18-Dec-2001
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Leszek Kolakowski
Is God Happy?, Hardback (February 2013)
A prominent anti-communist writer, Kolakowski was also a deeply humanistic thinker, and his empathy, wit, and erudition are on full display. Accessible and wide-ranging, these essays--many of them translated into English for the first time--testify to the remarkable scope of Kolakowski's work.
Why is There Something Rather Than Nothing?, Paperback (April 2008)
There are questions that have intrigued the world's great thinkers over the ages. They are questions that can teach us about the way we live, relate to each other and see the world. This work explores the essence of these ideas, introducing figures from Socrates to Thomas Aquinas, and concentrates on one philosophical question from each of them.
Main Currents of Marxism, Paperback (February 2008)
Leszek Kolakowski's masterpiece, one of the twentieth century's most important books-for the first time in a one-volume paperback.
Metaphysical Horror, Paperback (May 2001)» View all books by Leszek Kolakowski
For over a century, philosophers have argued that philosophy is impossible or useless, or both. This leaves us with a feeling of radical uncertainty, described by Kolakowski as "metaphysical horror". This book confronts the dilemmas raised through examinations of prominent Western philosophers.
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