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Description - Modernity on Endless Trial by Leszek Kolakowski

Leszek Kolakowski delves into some of the most intellectually vigorous questions of our time in this remarkable collection of essays garnished with his characteristic wit. Ten of the essays have never appeared before in English. "Exemplary. . . . It should be celebrated". --Arthur C. Danto, "New York Times Book Review" "This book . . . express[es] Kolakowski's thought on God, man, reason, history, moral truth and original sin, prompted by observation of the dramatic struggle among Christianity, the Enlightenment and modern totalitarianism. It is a wonderful collection of topics". --Thomas Nagel, "Times Literary Supplement" "No better antidote to bumper-sticker thinking exists than this collection of 24 'appeals for moderation in consistency, ' and never has such an antidote been needed more than it is now". --Joseph Coates, "Chicago Tribune" "Whether learned or humorous, these essays offer gems in prose of diamond hardness, precision, and brilliance". --Thomas D'Evelyn, "The Christian Science Monitor" --a "Notable Books of the Year 1991" selection, "New York Times Book Review" --a "Noted with Pleasure" selection, "New York Times Book Review" --a "Summer Reading 1991" selection, "New York Times Book Review" --a "Books of the Year" selection, "The Times" Leszek Kolakowski is professor emeritus in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Chicago and a fellow of All Souls College, Oxford University. He is the author of The Presence of Myth, Husserl and the Search for Certitude, and Tales from the Kingdom of Lailonia and the Key to Heaven.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780226450469
ISBN-10: 0226450465
Format: Paperback
(226mm x 150mm x 20mm)
Pages: 270
Imprint: University of Chicago Press
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Publish Date: 5-Jun-1997
Country of Publication: United States

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