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Josef Pieper
Josef Pieper was a German Catholic philosopher, at the forefront of the Neo-Thomistic wave in twentieth century Catholic philosophy. His views are rooted primarily in the Scholasticism of Thomas Aquinas and in the teachings of Plato. In 60 years of creative work as a philosopher and writer, Pieper explicated the wisdom tradition of the West in clear language, and identified its enduring relevance in his books.
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    Abuse of Language, Abuse of Power

    Josef Pieper’s “Abuse of Language, Abuse of Power” provides powerful insight into the corruptive power of language when manipulated by those in power. Pieper reflects on how language has been abused to control and manipulate people at the cost of truth, wisdom and reality. He shows how tyranny and propaganda distort reality through their use of language, and shows readers a way out of this dangerous situation. With an energy that is both forceful and restrained, Pieper's book is the perfect r...

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    Leisure: The Basis of Culture

    Josef Pieper's Leisure, the Basis of Culture is a classic twentieth-century philosophy title that has maintained its relevancy and importance even fifty years after its original publishing. This edition also includes his work The Philosophical Act - both offering insightful passages on the topic of leisure as an attitude of the mind and as a condition of the soul. Pieper highlights essential values surrounding leisure, ranging from its indispensable role in fostering our capacity to perceive ...

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    Faith, Hope, Love

    Josef Pieper's timeless classic on the three theological virtues of Faith, Hope, and Love is now available in a single-volume edition. Spanning the intervals between East and West, Reason and Revelation, and despair and ecstasy, these treatises offer profound insights into the nature of the human condition. Delivered with clarity, elegance, and wit, they provide a unique perspective on the perennial questions of human existence.In his famous work on Faith, Josef Pieper discusses the role of f...

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    Brief Reader on the Virtues of the Human Heart

    "Brief Reader on the Virtues of the Human Heart" by Josef Pieper is an essential guide for anyone interested in exploring the power and importance of moral character. Through his philosophical insights, Pieper gives readers a more informed understanding of their moral development and ethical responsibilities. This book will help you to understand yourself better, strengthen your relationships with others, and foster a sense of contentment through living virtuously. It is a thought-provoking r...

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    Only the Lover Sings

    Only the Lover Sings, by renowned philosopher Josef Pieper, is a must-read for anyone looking to deepen their understanding of beauty, contemplation and humanity. In this bestseller, Pieper emphasizes the importance of finding leisure time to be able to appreciate art and contribute to our overall cultural and society. Under Pieper’s guidance, comes invaluable insight into how we can use moments of pause in our hectic lives to reflect on being and beauty which can help us become more enlighte...

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    Guide to Thomas Aquinas

    The Guide to Thomas Aquinas, by Josef Pieper, is an incredibly detailed look into the life and works of one of the most acclaimed philosophers in history – St. Thomas Aquinas. Pieper mixes his genius with faith to comprehensively explore the 13th-century world of Thomas Aquinas and his famous synthesis of Christian spirituality balanced against objective knowledge and Aristotelian theory. Striking a perfect balance between the religious and the secular, this book from one of the great twentie...

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