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Metaphysical horror

Author: Leszek Kołakowski; Agnieszka Kołakowska
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Rev. ed.View all editions and formats
For over a century philosophers have argued that philosophy is impossible or useless, or both. Although the basic agenda dates back to the days of Socrates, there is still disagreement about the nature of truth, reality, knowledge, good and God. This may make little practical difference to our lives, but it leaves us with a feeling of radical uncertainty described by Kolakowski as 'metaphysical horror'. Is there any  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Leszek Kołakowski; Agnieszka Kołakowska
ISBN: 0226450562 9780226450568 0226450554 9780226450551
OCLC Number: 45806388
Description: vi, 128 pages ; 19 cm
Contents: Philosophy and Philosophers --
Philosophy's Self-Martyrdom ... --
... And its Self-Derision --
On Jaspers (1) --
Philosophy's Survival --
On What Is Real --
Cartesian Dreams: Recycling the Cogito (1) --
Alibi: The Curse of Time --
The Absolute (1) --
The Absolute (2) --
Divine Persons and Unpersons: Is God Good? (Cruor Dei) --
Damascius and Two Kinds of Nothingness --
Divine Nothingness in Christianity --
On All Possible Languages (1) --
Recycling the Cogito (2) --
On Husserl --
On Merleau-Ponty --
The Ego as a Quasi-Absolute --
De-Cartesianization --
On Spinoza --
On Jaspers (2) --
Leibniz and All Possible Worlds --
On Creation, Divine and Human --
The Alter-Ego --
On All Possible Languages (2) --
Reading the World.
Responsibility: Leszek Kołakowski.
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For over a century, philosophers have argued that philosophy is impossible or useless, or both. This leaves us with a feeling of radical uncertainty, described by Kolakowski as "metaphysical horror".  Read more...


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