Leisure takes you back in time to learn how leisure played a central role in society, creating a space for both divine worship and intellectual. One of the most important philosophy titles published in the twentieth century, Josef Pieper's Leisure, the Basis of Culture is more significant. 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.
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IIC: Josef Pieper's "Leisure, the Basis of Culture"
Customer Reviews One of the most important philosophy titles published in the twentieth century, Josef Pieper leisure Leisure, the Basis of Culture is more significant, pieper leisure more crucial, today than it was when it first appeared more than fifty years ago.
The book is available for sale at Ivy Hall or at http: Perhaps we could summarize the problem as, the rise of the cult of work,  and the loss of Leisure.
This, of course, seems like a strange problem to the contemporary reader. We have been trained to view every activity according to its usefulness. This is the problem that Pieper wishes to pieper leisure our attention to.
For, so Pieper proposes, if we view everything according to its usefulness, then we lose our very identity. The objection could be paraphrased as follows: Pieper then goes on to contrast pieper leisure way in which the ancient and medieval philosophers emphasized leisure, with the way in which contemporary people emphasize work.
The modern person works in order to live, and lives in order to work, but, for the ancient and medieval philosopher, pieper leisure was a strange way to view the world; rather, they would pieper leisure that we work in order to have leisure.
This is contrasted with the modern view of work. In the following section he explains the notions of intellectual work and intellectual worker.
Pieper watches how Socrates' prerequisite for philosophy "Pieper's message to us is plain.