Books by Leszek Kolakowski

The Polish-born Leszek Kolakowski was the first recipient of the million-dollar John W. Kluge Prize for Lifetime Achievement in the Human Sciences. He lives in Oxford, England.

IS GOD HAPPY? by Leszek Kolakowski
Released: Feb. 5, 2013

"Stimulating and provocative."
A collection of essays by the Polish philosopher Kolakowski (1927-2009), viewed by some as one of the intellectual progenitors of Poland's Solidarity movement. Read full book review >
Released: Nov. 1, 1995

"Brilliantly cynical presentation of an unpopular but still influential religious outlook."
A provocative critique of the Jansenist movement and of its celebrated proponent Blaise Pascal, from internationally renowned scholar Kolakowski (The Alienation of Reason, 1968, etc.; Committee on Social Thought/Univ. of Chicago). Read full book review >