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Pieper, Josef 1904-1997

Overview
Works: 545 works in 2,254 publications in 5 languages and 27,717 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Bibliography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Popular works  Controversial literature 
Roles: Editor, Compiler, Creator, Honoree, Translator, Author of introduction, Contributor
Classifications: BJ1498, 189.4
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Leisure, the basis of culture by Josef Pieper ( Book )
59 editions published between 1952 and 2009 in English and German and held by 1,840 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
One of the most important philosophy titles published in the twentieth century, Joseph Pieper's Leisure, the Basis of Culture is more significant, even more crucial than it was when it first appeared fifty years ago. Pieper shows that Greeks understood and valued leisure, as did the medieval Europeans. He points out that religion can be born only in leisure. 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. He 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 nonactivity, unless we substitute true leisure for our hectic amusements, we will destroy our cultureCand ourselves. These astonishing essays contradict all our pragmatic and puritanical conceptions about labor and leisure; Joseph Pieper demolishes the twentieth-century cult of Awork as he predicts its destructive consequences
Scholasticism; personalities and problems of medieval philosophy by Josef Pieper ( Book )
26 editions published between 1960 and 2001 in English and German and held by 1,220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Guide to Thomas Aquinas by Josef Pieper ( Book )
25 editions published between 1962 and 1991 in English and German and held by 1,146 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 )
18 editions published between 1965 and 2003 in English and German and held by 876 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Belief and faith by Josef Pieper ( Book )
23 editions published between 1963 and 1975 in 3 languages and held by 773 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The silence of St. Thomas; three essays by Josef Pieper ( Book )
21 editions published between 1952 and 1999 in English and German and held by 637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Three essays concerning the life and work of St. Thomas Aquinas
Enthusiasm and divine madness by Josef Pieper ( Book )
14 editions published between 1964 and 2000 in English and held by 574 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The end of time; a meditation on the philosophy of history by Josef Pieper ( Book )
16 editions published between 1954 and 1982 in English and German and held by 561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Happiness and contemplation by Josef Pieper ( Book )
17 editions published between 1958 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
What Catholics believe by Josef Pieper ( Book )
15 editions published between 1951 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Justice by Josef Pieper ( Book )
9 editions published between 1955 and 1957 in English and German and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hope and history by Josef Pieper ( Book )
8 editions published between 1969 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In tune with the world; a theory of festivity by Josef Pieper ( Book )
9 editions published between 1963 and 1973 in English and German and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Prudence by Josef Pieper ( Book )
8 editions published between 1959 and 1960 in English and German and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Death and immortality by Josef Pieper ( Book )
8 editions published between 1968 and 1969 in 3 languages and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fortitude ; and, Temperance by Josef Pieper ( Book )
10 editions published between 1954 and 1965 in English and German and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In defense of philosophy : classical wisdom stands up to modern challenges by Josef Pieper ( Book )
11 editions published between 1966 and 1992 in German and English and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The concept of sin by Josef Pieper ( Book )
13 editions published between 1977 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 325 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."--BOOK JACKET
Death and immortality by Josef Pieper ( Book )
22 editions published between 1968 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Christian idea of man by Josef Pieper ( Book )
36 editions published between 1936 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Audience level: 0.56 (from 0.24 for Rust en be ... to 0.97 for Schriftenv ...)
Alternative Names
Pibo, Yousefu, 1904-1997
Pieper, Josef
Pieper, Joseph, 1904-
Pieper, Joseph, 1904-1997
Pieper, Józef.
Pieper, Józef, 1904-1997
Pieper-Raskop, ... 1904-1997
Pieper-Raskop, Josef, 1904-1997
Pʹipʹŏ, Yosep, 1904-1997
ピーパー, ヨゼフ
Languages
English (278)
German (137)
Italian (2)
Dutch (2)
French (1)
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