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Leisure

The Basis of Culture

By Josef Pieper
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Leisure: The Basis of Culture by Josef Pieper

Leisure (1952) takes you back in time to learn how leisure played a central role in society, creating a space for both divine worship and intellectual contemplation. These blinks reveal the oppressive paradigm of total work that emerged in the post-war world and present a case for bringing leisure back into our lives.

  • Anyone interested in the philosophical aspects of a good work-life balance
  • Students interested in post-war society
  • People curious about the history of leisure, intellectual pursuit and labor

Josef Pieper (1904-1997) was a German philosopher who studied the works of Aquinas and Plato. He was also a professor of philosophical anthropology at the University of Münster.

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