"this is the most riveting autobiography from a contemporary philosopher i have yet read. more than the growth of a mind, it is the growth of soul."
--kenneth l. woodward, former religion editor of newsweek, author of getting religion
"this fascinating memoir tells of the early years and personal struggles of an important french-hungarian philosopher. a jewish child, growing up in budapest during world war ii, becomes a student activist at the time of the hungarian revolution of 1956. a religious conversion plays a central role. this moving story is told with wit and humor."
--david carr, emory university
"miklos veto . . . now adds to more than twenty books on philosophy and spirituality a moving and humorous account of his colorful life."
--remi brague, ludwig maximilian university of munich
"miklos veto's life is a kind of puzzle: a jewish childhood in pre-war hungary, racist persecutions and family bereavements, studies during the communist regime, conversion to christianity, the wanderings of a foreign exile, major works in philosophy, teaching over three continents, family life in the haven of france . . . bringing together the pieces of such a puzzle, this book provides an insight to a sympathetic figure who is passionately curious about the world of ideas and men, unified by a desire for knowledge which is a form of charity."
--jean-robert armogathe, ecole pratique des hautes etudes, paris
Miklos Veto (1936-2020) was a Hungarian-born French philosopher who taught successively at Marquette, Yale, Abidjan, Rennes, and Poitiers Universities. Widely known as a historian of German Idealism, his works have been translated into many languages. He is the author of The Religious Metaphysics of Simone Weil and The Expansion of Metaphysics.