Why Is There Something Rather Than Nothing?
23 Questions from Great Philosophers(amazon)
Leszek Kolakowski (View Bio)
Hardcover: Penguin/Allen Lane, 2007.
"Philosopher, historian, theologian, political scientist and literary critic...there can be few more eminent figures in the world of ideas." —The Times (London)
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? These are some of the questions that have intrigued the world's great thinkers over the ages, and which we still ask today. They are questions that can teach us about the way we live, work, relate to each other, and see the world. In this book Leszek Kolawkowski, one of the world's most admired philosophers, explores the essence of these ideas, looking at thinkers from Socrates to Thomas Aquinas, Descartes to Nietzsche, while concentrating on a single important philosophical question from each of them. Kolakowski shows that these questions still fascinate, and remain at the core of our existence.