I have found that Josef Pieper‟s essay Leisure the Basis of Culture to be a Pieper argues that the key to the moral and spiritual crisis of modern society is the. “One of the most important philosophy titles published in the twentieth century, Josef Pieper’s Leisure, the Basis of Culture is more significant, even more crucial, . Annotations for Pieper, Chapter 2 WCC H2 David M. DiQuattro September 5, Chapter 2 (pgs. ) p. Intellectual worker: Pieper uses this term to.
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Leisure is an attitude of the mind and a condition of the jsoef that fosters a capacity to perceive the reality of the world. Pieper shows that the Greeks and medieval Europeans, understood the great value and importance of leisure. Leisure has been, and always will be, the first foundation of any culture. Pieper maintains that our bourgeois world of total leiure has vanquished leisure, and issues a startling warning: Josef Pieper Josef Pieperperhaps the most popular Thomist philosopher of the twentieth century, was schooled in the Greek classics and the writings of St.
He also studied philosophy, law, and sociology, and he was a professor at the University of Munster, West Germany.
His numerous books have been widely praised by both the secular and religious press. The idolatry of the machine, the worship of mindless know-how, the infantile cult of youth and the common mind — all this points to our peculiar leadership in the drift toward the slave society No other book its size will teach us so many true things about everything we need to know to understand what and why we are or about how to live a life worth living.
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Leisure The Basis of Culture By: Add to cart Add to Wishlist. Other Editions and Formats. Description Editorial Reviews Author Biography Customer Reviews One of the most important philosophy titles published in the twentieth century, Josef Pieper’s Leisure, the Basis of Culture is more significant, even more crucial, today than it was when it first appeared more than fifty years ago.
This edition also includes his work The Philosophical Act.
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