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2007 | 6 | 3-4(18) | 97-104
Article title

Domesticating Horror

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This paper presents three books by Leszek Kolakowski: 'The Presence of Myth' (1972), 'Religion. If There Is no God...' (1st English ed. 1982), 'Metaphysical Horror' (1st English edition 1988) as a coherent explication of philosopher's views on the question of relationship between knowledge and faith. 'The Presence of Myth' leads to a conclusion that - since assumptionless knowledge is impossible - what we know is only a fragment in the space of our faith. 'Religion. If There Is no God...' claims that even religion gives us no absolute certainty: religious experience is impossible to communicate it, and 'natural theology' concludes in a vicious circle: the certainty of theological arguments should be guaranteed by the Absolute, which existence we try to demonstrate. Finally, 'Metaphysical Horror' describes persistent and hopeless pursuit of the Absolute, that is the task of the European philosophy; although for a long time it is aware of impossibility to reach it, it does not cease to chase after it.
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  • M. Szpakowska,
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08PLAAAA03507134
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