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The Atheistic Apology of Religion in Contemporary Polish Philosophy
The Atheistic Apology of Religion in Contemporary Polish Philosophy The author describes the view, particular to Polish philosophical thought in the 20th century, known as atheistic apology of religion. He presents its historical background, embodied in B. Constant and A. Schopenhauer’s views and discusses terms and ideas necessary to understand the main theses advanced in the book. He presents the profiles and views of five 20th-century Polish philosophers: H. Elzenberg, S. Lem, M. Przełęcki, L. Kołakowski and B. Wolniewicz. He also attempts to synthesize their views, which show the essence of the atheistic apology of religion.
Keywords: religious need, contemporary philosophy, Polish philosophy, philosophy of religion, atheistic apology of religion.