RIP Kolakowski

Jillian Bandes
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Posted: Jul 22, 2009 12:53 PM
Leszek Kolakowski, a Polish philospher known for his intellectual teardown of communism, has died at age 81. His academic accolades range from a 2003 US Library of Congress Kluge Prize to professorships at Oxford and Berkeley. His wit and approachability are best characterized by the the following quote:
A modern philosopher who has never once suspected himself of being a charlatan must be such a shallow mind that his work is probably not worth reading.