Josef Pieper

Josef Pieper

About Josef Pieper

Josef Pieper was a German Catholic philosopher at the forefront of the Neo-Thomistic wave in twentieth-century Catholic philosophy. Among his most notable works are The Four Cardinal Virtues: Prudence, Justice, Fortitude, Temperance, Leisure: the Basis of Culture, and Guide to Thomas Aquinas.

Tradition: The Concept and Its Claim Upon Us

By |2019-04-02T16:01:13-06:00June 19th, 2018|Categories: Culture, Philosophy, Plato, Socrates, Tradition, Western Tradition|Tags: , |

True unity among men must have its roots in that common participation in the holy tradition reaching back to an utterance of God Himself… One wonders whether tradition is not actually anti-historical. It stands in stark contrast to the most impressive and most visible strand of the historical process, namely, the ever-advancing scientific investigation [...]

Learning How to See Again

By |2017-08-16T15:20:26-06:00August 16th, 2017|Categories: Art, Beauty, Books, Quotation|

Man's ability to see is in decline. Those who nowadays concern themselves with culture and education will experience this fact again and again. We do not mean here, of course, the physiological sensitivity of the human eye. We mean the spiritual capacity to perceive the visible reality as it truly is.... The capacity to perceive [...]