Accessible and absorbing, the essays in Is God Happy? deal with some of Leszek Kolakowski has also written on religion, Spinoza, Bergson. When a well-known and respected author with a number of literary and scholarly accomplishments to his credit passes away, it is expected that. Religion, God and the problem of evil — pt. 3. Modernity, truth, the past and some Is God Happy?: Selected Essays. Leszek Kołakowski. Basic Books ().

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The title essay was beautiful. Be the first to ask a question about Is God Happy? PaperbackPenguin Modern Classicspages. Eric vd Luft – – Gegensatz Press. God, Evil, and Ethics: Benino rated it it was amazing Jan 11, Diana Maxim rated it it was amazing Sep 03, Dec 07, Khashayar Mohammadi rated it it was amazing Shelves: Tom leszdk it liked it Nov 13, Jasbinder Singh Gill rated it it was amazing Jan 04, Best criticism of Socialism I have ever read. So, natural law wasn’t natural in the middle ages?

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The third section, mostly how-we-live-now philosophical reflections, is solid, but some of the pieces kolkaowski a little too pat; the kollakowski obvious example being his piece on natural law, which says the concept is a useful one for limiting positive law, makes a good case that natural law has been abused in the past my natural law favors me; yours favors you; can they both be natural? Kolakowski is a clear-eyed observer of modernity and post-modernity, and had first-hand experience of the socialist systems he writes about, having been banned from Is God Happy?


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Title essay in NYRB: There are some beautiful ideas in this book. History of Western Philosophy. Science Logic and Mathematics. This commonplace is hardly controversial” p A Primer in the Philosophy of Religion.

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Eric rated it it was amazing Mar 05, Recasting the Problem of Evil. Andrew Gleeson – – Palgrave-Macmillan. It’s difficult to establish exactly what Kolakowski would endorse as reputable philosophizing or politicizing, kolakkowski just about every big name gets a bit of a kicking somewhere, but given the stakes Meaning, Truth, Godpossibly this isn’t surprising.


I dock a star not for the essays themselves, but for the choice, most particularly the choice to have pages of cold-war style damn-them-commies pieces at the start of the book. This volume offers 27 essays 10 translated into English from the Polish for the first time divided into three sections: Accessible and absorbing, the essays in ,olakowski God Happy? Selected Essays Leszek Kolakowski Limited preview – But that was by far the least interesting part of the book.

However, at the same time there is repetition and a strong bias at work. People who likes to standing flags, exalt idols and protect things that they have no deep knowledge.

He addresses common features kolwkowski Marxism, Nazism and Mussolini’s brand of fascism, attempting to identify what was common and particular to the three, as well as how the Holocaust and Stalin’s gulag system can be compared. Great read for anyone who has been afloat aboard ships of shallow thought amid work routine for too long.