The Fictioning Horror Sale
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


Original Essays | September 18, 2014

Lin Enger: IMG Knowing vs. Knowing



On a hot July evening years ago, my Toyota Tercel overheated on a flat stretch of highway north of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. A steam geyser shot up from... Continue »
  1. $17.47 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

    The High Divide

    Lin Enger 9781616203757

spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$11.95
List price: $22.95
Used Hardcover
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
1 Burnside Philosophy- General

Why Is There Something Rather Than Nothing?: 23 Questions from Great Philosophers

by

Why Is There Something Rather Than Nothing?: 23 Questions from Great Philosophers Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

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, which still touch a chord in all of us today. They are questions that can 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. 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.

Synopsis:

A tour of Western thought by one of the world's most eminent philosophers--in a book that fits in the palm of your hand

About the Author

Leszek Kolakowski is currently senior research fellow at All Souls College, Oxford. He has also taught at the University of Chicago, McGill University, UC Berkeley, and Yale University. He is the author of numerous books, including his masterpiece and magnum opus Main Currents of Marxism, published in three volumes in the 1970s and recently reissued in a single volume by Norton. He is the recipient of many major international awards, including the Jerusalem Prize for the Freedom of the Individual in Society (2007), the Library of Congress John W. Kluge Prize in the Human Sciences awarded for lifetime achievement in the humanistic and social sciences (2004), a MacArthur ("genius") Fellowship (1983) as well as the German Booksellers Peace Prize (1977), the Erasmus Prize (1980) and the Veillon Foundation European Prize for the Essay (1980). He is a Fellow of the British Academy, a fellow of the Académie Universelle des Cultures, and a Foreign Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He lives in Oxford, England.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780465004997
Author:
Kolakowski, Leszek
Publisher:
Basic Books (AZ)
Translator:
Kolakowska, Agnieszka
Author:
Kolakowski, Leszek
Subject:
General
Subject:
Philosophy
Subject:
General Philosophy
Subject:
Philosophy : General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20071131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
6 x 4 in 8 oz

Other books you might like

  1. Wonderful Tonight: George Harrison,...
    Used Trade Paper $7.50
  2. Modernism: The Lure of Heresy from... Sale Trade Paper $10.98
  3. Time Out 1000 Books to Change Your... Used Trade Paper $6.95
  4. The Madman of Bergerac New Trade Paper $14.00
  5. The Color of Light: Poems on Van... New Hardcover $18.75
  6. Bernard Malamud: A Writer's Life Used Trade Paper $6.50

Related Subjects

Humanities » Philosophy » General
Humanities » Philosophy » Surveys

Why Is There Something Rather Than Nothing?: 23 Questions from Great Philosophers Used Hardcover
0 stars - 0 reviews
$11.95 In Stock
Product details 240 pages Basic Books - English 9780465004997 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by ,
A tour of Western thought by one of the world's most eminent philosophers--in a book that fits in the palm of your hand
spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.