Why is there something rather than nothing?: 23 questions from great philosophers

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Allen Lane, May 29, 2007 - Philosophy - 223 pages
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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 not to exist? Can we really believe what we see? There are questions that have intrigued the world's great thinkers over the ages that still touch a chord in all of us today. They are questions that teach us about the way we live, work, relate to each other and see the world. Here 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.nbsp; Whether reflecting on good and evil, truth and beauty, faith and the soul, or free will and consciousness, Leszek Kolakowski shows that these timeless ideas remain at the very core of our existence. nbsp;

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Why Is There Something Rather Than Nothing? Leszek Kolakowski March 17, 2010 1:47 PM Subtitled “23 questions from great philosophers” this is a collection of short essays, each describing the major ... Read full review

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In this brief overview, Kolakowski (senior research fellow, All Souls Coll., Oxford; Main Currents of Marxism) examines ideas and questions raised by past philosophers who have "opened up new ... Read full review


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