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Why is There Something Rather Than Nothing?

Questions from Great Philosophers

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Why is There Something Rather Than Nothing? by Leszek Kolakowski
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Can nature make us happy? How can we know anything? What is justice? Why is there evil in the world? What is the source of truth? Is it possible for God to exist? Can we really believe what we see? There are questions that have intrigued the world's great thinkers over the ages, which still touch a chord in all of us today. They are questions that can teach us about the way we live and see the world. Here, one of the world's greatest living philosophers, Leszek Kolakowski, explores the essence of these ideas, introducing figures from Socrates to Thomas Aquinas, Descartes to Nietzsche and concentrating on one single important philosophical question from each of them. Whether reflecting on good and evil, truth and beauty, faith and the soul, or free will and consciousness, Kolakowski shows that these timeless ideas remain at the very core of our existence.

Author Biography

Leszek Kolakowski was the first recipient of the million-dollar John W. Kluge Prize for Lifetime Achievement in the Humanities and Social Sciences, and he is the recipient of the 2007 Jerusalem Prize. He lives in Oxford, England.
Release date NZ
April 3rd, 2008
Contributor
Translated by Agnieszka Kolakowska
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Penguin Books Ltd
Pages
304
Dimensions
129x198x17
ISBN-13
9780141035253
Product ID
1671241

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