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Author KoĊ‚akowski, Leszek.
Title Is God happy? : selected essays / Leszek Kolakowski ; [introduction by Agnieszka Kolakowska].
Published New York : Basic Books, 2013.
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 Floor2  B4691.K5862 E5 2013    IN LIBRARY
Description xiii, 327 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents Pt. 1. Socialism, ideology and the Left. The death of gods ; What is socialism? ; Communism as a cultural force ; The heritage of the left ; Totalitarianism and the virtue of the lie ; What is left of socialism? ; Genocide and ideology ; The Marxist roots of Stalinism ; My correct views on everything -- pt. 2. Religion, God and the problem of evil. Jesus Christ, prophet and reformer ; Leibniz and Job: the metaphysics of evil and the experience of evil ; Erasmus and his God ; Anxiety about God in an ostensibly godless age ; An invitation from God to a feast ; Why a calf? Idolatry and the death of God ; Is God happy? -- pt. 3. Modernity, truth, the past and some other things. In praise of unpunctuality ; In praise of snobbery ; Crime and punishment ; On natural law ; On collective identity ; The demise of historical man ; On our relative relativism ; Is there a future for truth? ; On reason (and other things) ; Lot's wife, or, The charms of the past ; Our merry apocalypse.
Summary "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.
Subject Philosophy.
Philosophy and religion.
ISBN 0465080995 (hc.)
9780465080991 (hc.)
OCLC number 825560043