Why is there something rather than nothing? : 23 questions from great philosophers (Book, 2007) [WorldCat.org]
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Why is there something rather than nothing? : 23 questions from great philosophers

Author: Leszek Kołakowski; Agnieszka Kołakowska
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Leszek Kołakowski explores 23 questions asked by great philosophers, introducing us to the great ideas and philosophers of Western thought.
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
miscellanies
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Kołakowski, Leszek.
Why is there something rather than nothing?
New York : Basic Books, 2007
(OCoLC)631646715
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Leszek Kołakowski; Agnieszka Kołakowska
ISBN: 9780465004997 0465004997
OCLC Number: 154711798
Language Note: In English, translated from the Polish.
Notes: "First published in three volumes in Poland as O co nas pytają wielcy filozofowie"--Title page verso.
Awards: Runner-up for IndieFab awards (Philosophy) 2007
Description: x, 222 pages ; 16 cm
Contents: Truth and the good: why do we do evil?: Socrates --
Being and non-being: what is real?: Parmenides of Elea --
Change, conflict and harmony: how does the cosmos work?: Heraclitus of Ephesus --
The good and the just: what is the source of truth?: Plato --
Life in accordance with nature: can it make us happy?: Epictetus of Hierapolis --
Knowledge and belief: can we know anything?: Sextus Empiricus --
God and man: what is evil?: St Augustine --
God's necessity: could God not exist?: St Anselm --
Knowledge, faith and the soul: is the world good?: St Thomas Aquinas --
What there is: do ideas exist?: William of Ockham --
God, the world and our minds: how can we achieve certainty?: René Descartes --
The nature of God: do we have free will?: Benedict Spinoza --
God and the world: why is there something rather than nothing?: Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz --
Faith: why should we believe?: Blaise Pascal --
Reason, freedom and equality: what did God endow us with?: John Locke --
Perception and causality: what can we know?: David Hume --
Reason, necessity and morality: how is knowledge possible?: Immanuel Kant --
History and the absolute: progress without good and evil?: Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel --
World, will and sex: should we commit suicide?: Arthur Schopenhauer --
God and faith: do we need the church?: Sören Aabye Kierkegaard --
The will to power: is there good and evil?: Friedrich Nietzsche --
Consciousness and evolution: what is the human spirit?: Henri Bergson --
The foundations of certainty: what can we know and how can we know it?: Edmund Husserl.
Other Titles: O co nas pytają wielcy filozofowie.
Responsibility: Leszek Kołakowski ; translated by Agnieszka Kołakowska.
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