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An Anthology by Josef Pieper PDF

By Josef Pieper

Foreward by means of Hans Urs von Balthasar

Near the top of an extended profession as the most commonly learn renowned Thomistic philosophers of the 20th century, Josef Pieper has himself compiled an anthology from all his works. He has chosen the easiest and such a lot consultant passages and organized them in an order that provides experience to the full and aids within the figuring out of every excerpt.

Pieper's attractiveness rests on his impressive skill to restate conventional knowledge by way of modern difficulties. he's a thinker who writes within the language of logic, providing concerned concerns in a transparent, lucid and straightforward demeanour. between his many famous works integrated during this anthology are choices from relaxation: the foundation of tradition, The 4 Cardinal Virtues, approximately Love, trust and religion, Happiness and Contemplation, and Scholasticism.

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