TITLE

A Missed Opportunity: Leszek Kolakowski in Berkeley

AUTHOR(S)
Jay, Martin
PUB. DATE
March 2010
SOURCE
Salmagundi;Spring/Summer2010, Issue 166/167, p3
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The author features the life and success of the Polish philosopher Leszek Kolakowski who died on July 27, 2009 in Berkeley, California. He describes Kolakowski as a tough-minded person whose own writings were more sardonic than sentimental. He cites the essay written by the German Sociologist Hans Joas concerning his own views on religion. The author explains that Joas stresses the critical intelligence of Kolakowski and the chance to benefit from his vast erudition.
ACCESSION #
51007675

 

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