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The following books by Robert Paul Wolff are available on Amazon.com as e-books: KANT'S THEORY OF MENTAL ACTIVITY, THE AUTONOMY OF REASON, UNDERSTANDING MARX, UNDERSTANDING RAWLS, THE POVERTY OF LIBERALISM, A LIFE IN THE ACADEMY, MONEYBAGS MUST BE SO LUCKY, AN INTRODUCTION TO THE USE OF FORMAL METHODS IN POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY.
Now Available: Volumes I, II, III, and IV of the Collected Published and Unpublished Papers.

NOW AVAILABLE ON YOUTUBE: LECTURES ON KANT'S CRITIQUE OF PURE REASON
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ALSO AVAILABLE ON YOUTUBE: LECTURES ONE THROUGH TEN ON IDEOLOGICAL CRITIQUE



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Monday, March 24, 2014

WORLD FAMOUS IN POLAND

In 1983, the irreplaceable Mel Brooks did a remake of the great 1942 Jack Benny movie, To Be Or Not To Be, about a troup of actors in Nazi-occupied Warsaw.  At one point, by way of touting the reach of his theatrical success, Brooks brags that he is "world-famous in Poland."  That has always been one of my favorite movie lines.    This morning, I received a very gracious request from Professor Alfred Wierzbicki, requesting permission to reprint my old article, "On Violence," in a special issue of their journal Ethos devoted to the subject of violence.

Now, I am proud to say, I am in a position also to describe myself as world-famous in Poland.

5 comments:

Kent Schenkel said...

And don't forget that Thoreau "traveled extensively in Concord."

J.R. said...

I know nothing of the Polish philosophy scene--but every time I hear some bit of news from it (contemporary or historical) I am fascinated. I do wish I had the motivation to learn another language.

Robert Paul Wolff said...

My associations, of course, are with logic in the early and middle 20th century. Beyond that, I am clueless.

Robert Paul Wolff said...

Except, of course, that my paternal grandfather's family came from Poland to the United States via Paris 140 years ago!

Matt said...

Is being famous in Poland better or worse than being big in Japan?