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Pieper, Josef 1904-1997

Overview
Works: 602 works in 3,136 publications in 10 languages and 31,601 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Bibliography  Conference papers and proceedings  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Popular works  Controversial literature 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Creator, Honoree, Author of introduction, Contributor, Compiler, Other
Classifications: BJ1498, 189.4
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Leisure, the basis of culture by Josef Pieper( Book )

148 editions published between 1947 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 2,496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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 special new edition now also includes his little work The Philosophical Act. Leisure is an attitude of the mind and a condition of the soul 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. He also points out that religion can be born only in leisure; a leisure that allows time for the contemplation of the nature of God. Leisure has been, and always will be, the first foundation of any culture. Pieper maintains that our bourgeois world of total labor has vanquished leisure, and issues a startling warning: Unless we regain the art of silence and insight, the ability for non-activity, unless we substitute true leisure for our hectic amusements, we will destroy our culture; and ourselves. Pieper's message for us is plain. 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. Pieper's profound insights are impressive and even formidable. Pieper has subjects involved in everyone's life; he has theses that are so counter to the prevailing trends as to be sensational; and he has a style that is memorably clear and direct."--Publisher
Scholasticism : personalities and problems of medieval philosophy by Josef Pieper( Book )

30 editions published between 1960 and 2001 in English and German and held by 1,225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Guide to Thomas Aquinas by Josef Pieper( Book )

43 editions published between 1962 and 1991 in English and German and held by 1,165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is closer to the spoken than to the written language. It is based on a series of university lectures given before collective student bodies. Its purpose and scope are precisely what the title suggests: to serve as a guide and introduction
The four cardinal virtues: Prudence, Justice, Fortitude, Temperance by Josef Pieper( Book )

29 editions published between 1965 and 2016 in English and German and held by 893 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Demonstrates the unsound overvaluation of moderation that has made contemporary morality a hollow convention and points out the true significance of the Christian virtues that can and should make morality a dynamic way of life." --Publisher
Belief and faith by Josef Pieper( Book )

26 editions published between 1963 and 1975 in English and German and held by 771 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Death and immortality by Josef Pieper( Book )

45 editions published between 1968 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 741 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Happiness and contemplation by Josef Pieper( Book )

42 editions published between 1957 and 2012 in German and English and held by 665 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The end of time; a meditation on the philosophy of history by Josef Pieper( Book )

22 editions published between 1954 and 1999 in English and German and held by 659 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The silence of St. Thomas; three essays by Josef Pieper( Book )

24 editions published between 1952 and 1999 in English and German and held by 655 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three essays concerning the life and work of St. Thomas Aquinas
Justice by Josef Pieper( Book )

51 editions published between 1953 and 1966 in 5 languages and held by 635 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prudence by Josef Pieper( Book )

48 editions published between 1937 and 1965 in 4 languages and held by 603 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fortitude, and Temperance by Josef Pieper( Book )

54 editions published between 1934 and 1965 in German and English and held by 578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Enthusiasm and divine madness : on the platonic dialogue Phaedrus by Josef Pieper( Book )

19 editions published between 1964 and 2000 in English and held by 571 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In tune with the world; a theory of festivity by Josef Pieper( Book )

18 editions published between 1963 and 1999 in English and German and held by 549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What Catholics believe by Josef Pieper( Book )

32 editions published between 1936 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In defense of philosophy : classical wisdom stands up to modern challenges by Josef Pieper( Book )

33 editions published between 1966 and 1992 in 4 languages and held by 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book is an engagement between a great modern philosopher defending classical philosophy against an army of challengers to the very notion of philosophy as classically conceived. It is written very much in the spirit of the "scholastic disputations" in the medieval universities, which produced the great Summas: a mutual search for truth, a philosophical laboratory, a careful winnowing of each objection. Such objectivity is lamentably rare in contemporary philosophy. In order to combat modern misunderstandings of challenges to the classical concept of philosophy, Pieper shows us the unique and uniquely valuable thing philosophy is as conceived by his masters: Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Augustine, and above all, Aquinas. Along this path he scatters gems of insight, such as: art and religion as Philosophy's defenders; the relationship between philosophy and science; philosophy as "seeing and saying"; and philosophy as rooted in meditation and loving contemplation. Pieper emphasizes that philosophy is something all human beings do, and should be the better for doing." --Cover
On hope by Josef Pieper( Book )

55 editions published between 1932 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is a masterpiece of a forgotten virtue by one of the great Christian philosophers of the twentieth century"--Publisher's description
About love by Josef Pieper( Book )

63 editions published between 1960 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The concept of sin by Josef Pieper( Book )

29 editions published between 1977 and 2001 in 5 languages and held by 413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In ordinary conversation, including among the "educated," the word "sin" rarely gets mentioned except when one is trying to be coy or facetious. As Thomas Mann once said, "sin" is nowadays "an amusing word used only when one is trying to get a laugh."" "But this small work will interpret sin in its true - that is, serious - meaning. What will emerge from its analysis is the discovery that the concept of sin can still serve to unlock the mystery of existence, at least for a thinking that wants to press down to the very foundations." "Needless to say, such an effort will require a kind of "mining energy" of an archeologist of ideas who knows how to recover what was once known (or at least suspected) from time immemorial but has now been forgotten. But Josef Pieper does more than bring to bear on this issue his famous powers of excavation; he also makes meaningful the concept of sin to the ways of thinking and speaking of our time." "Readers of his work already know Pieper as an extraordinarily fitting master in this art of making "the wisdom of the ages" a living reality today. And in this work he brings Plato, Augustine, and Thomas Aquinas into a living dialogue with T.S. Eliot, Andre Gide, even with Jean-Paul Sartre. As he shows in this work, none of these writers leaves any doubt that the fact of sin is central: It is the willful denial of one's own life-ground, a denial that alone rightly bears the name of "sin." Paradoxically, this reality is both willed and yet also pre-given, that is, both adventitious and yet somehow innate to our existence - a paradox which, next to the mystery of existence itself, is the most impenetrable mystery of all." --Cover
Hope and history by Josef Pieper( Book )

11 editions published between 1969 and 1992 in English and German and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Leisure, the basis of culture
Alternative Names
Josef Pieper Duits filosoof

Josef Pieper filòsof alemany

Josef Pieper filósofo alemán

Josef Pieper filosofo tedesco

Josef Pieper German philosopher

Josef Pieper nemški teolog, filozof in prevajalec

Josef Pieper philosophe allemand

Pibo, Yousefu 1904-1997

Pieper, J. 1904-1997

Pieper, Josef

Pieper, Josef 1904-

Pieper Joseph 1904-1997

Pieper, Józef.

Pieper, Józef 1904-1997

Pieper-Raskop, .. 1904-1997

Pieper-Raskop, Josef 1904-1997

Pʹipʹŏ, Yosep 1904-1997

Pipo, Yuesefu 1904-1997

Yue se fu Pi po 1904-1997

Yuesefu-Pipo 1904-1997

Джозеф Піпер

Йозеф Пипер

피이퍼, 요셉 1904-1997

피퍼, 요셉 1904-1997

ピーパー, ヨーゼフ

ヨーゼフ・ピーパー

尤瑟夫·皮柏

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Scholasticism : personalities and problems of medieval philosophyGuide to Thomas AquinasThe four cardinal virtues: Prudence, Justice, Fortitude, TemperanceDeath and immortalityHappiness and contemplationThe end of time; a meditation on the philosophy of historyThe silence of St. Thomas; three essaysEnthusiasm and divine madness : on the platonic dialogue Phaedrus