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Modernity on Endless Trial
Author: Leszek Kolakowski

ISBN: 9780226450469
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 270
Published: 17 December 1989
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.6 x 15.0 x 2.0
Description:
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"
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