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  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: The New York Review of Books, Inc; Main edition (13 Oct. 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1590179021
  • ISBN-13: 978-1590179024
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 1.1 x 20.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 316,590 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Praise for "The Reckless Mind" (NYRB):
"This is important. Lilla's short, elegant and readable book is about what happens when philosophers get tangled up in the real world. It is also a matter of recognizing that the world is in the shape that it is because of the influence of the most rarefied of minds." --Nicolas Lezard, "The Guardian," Paperback of the Week
"Lilla's accessible, summary look at eight 20th-century thinkers is a compilation of cautionary tales...shrewd advice...a very canny book showing us how not to think and chew politics at the same time." -- Carlin Romano, "The Philadelphia Inquirer"
"Mark Lilla is right now America's most brilliant commentator on the European intellectuals--lucid and deep at the same time, which is no small feat." --Paul Berman
Praise for "The Stillborn God"
"If Lilla castigates liberal theology for its naivete, he also praises America and Western Europe for simultaneously separating religion from politics, creating space for religion, and staving off sectarian violence and theocracy. Lilla's work, which will influence discussions of politics and theology for the next generation, makes clear how remarkable an accomplishment that is." "--Publishers Weekly," starred review
"Riveting, engrossing reading, even though it is history-of-philosophy." --"Booklist," starred review"

About the Author

Mark Lilla was born in Detroit in 1956. He is Professor of Humanities at Columbia University and a regular essayist for The New York Review of Books and other publications worldwide. His books include The Stillborn God: Religion, Politics, and the Modern West (2007), The Reckless Mind: Intellectuals in Politics (2001), and G.B. Vico: The Making of an Anti-Modern (1994), as well as The Legacy of Isaiah Berlin (2001) with Ronald Dworkin and Robert B. Silvers. He was the 2015 Overseas Press Club of America winner of the Best Commentary on international News in Any Medium for On France."

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