Truth and the Will to Illusion

Truth and the Will to Illusion

by Stanislaw Filipowicz


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783631673355
Publisher: Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date: 09/13/2018
Series: Studies in Politics, Security and Society Series , #22
Edition description: New
Pages: 150
Product dimensions: 5.83(w) x 8.27(h) x (d)

About the Author

Stanisław Filipowicz is professor at the University of Warsaw and ordinary member of the Polish Academy of Sciences. His research concentrates on the history of political ideas and political philosophy, and, more recently, on challenges posed by the erosion of classical patterns of democracy. He has authored many books and publications addressing the main currents of liberal thinking, exploring the patterns of rationality originating in the tradition of the Enlightenment and investigating their decay.

Table of Contents

Who needs truth? – Illumination and the public sphere – Illumination and the public sphere – Nietzsche – Ruined hopes – Pragmatism – In search of rules governing the new way of thinking – The new way of thinking – Animal laborans and the appeal of delusion – William James – John Dewey – Richard Rorty

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