A Cosmopolitan Hermit: Modernity and Tradition in the Philosophy of Josef Pieper

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Bernard N Schumacher
CUA Press, Sep 7, 2009 - Philosophy - 312 pages
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Composed of ten original essays written with the goal of exploring the thought of one of the most significant German philosophers of the 20th century, namely, Josef Pieper (1904-1997), this book is the only systematic treatment of his expansive philosophy to date.
 

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Contents

An Introduction to the Philosophy of Josef Pieper
1
2 Josef Pieper in the Context of Modern Philosophy
24
3 Josef Pieper on the Intellectual Foundations of Totalitarianism
63
4 Josef Piepers Early Sociological Writings
88
5 Josef Pieper and the Ethics of Virtue
116
6 The Future of Piepers Hope and History
141
7 The Future of Piepers Hope and History of Tradition
171
Faith and Reason in the Thought of Josef Pieper
199
9 Josef Pieper on the Truth of All Things and the Worlds True Face
228
10 The Platonic Inspiration of Piepers Philosophy
251
Bibliography
279
Contributors
303
Index of Names
309
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About the author (2009)

BERNARD SCHUMACHER teaches philosophy at the University of Fribourg and is co-director of its Interdisciplinary Program for Catholic Studies. He is director of the collection ""Josef Pieper"" (Geneva: Ad Solem, official translation of the French edition of Pieper's works) and the author or editor of many books in French, German, and English, including A Philosophy of Hope: Josef Pieper and the Contemporary Debate on Hope.

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