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For Love of Wisdom

Essays on the Nature of Philosophy [Paperback]

by Josef Pieper

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      Josef Pieper

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      Ignatius Press

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      December 2011

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    An Ignatius Press Reprint

    Ignatius Press Reprints are identical in content with the most recent print edition of the original title. In order to keep important titles available at reasonable prices, we reprint them digitally in small quantities. We use high quality, acid-free paper, but the books are not smyth-sewn as is customary with our offset press print editions.

    In these elegant and engaging essays, the internationally acclaimed Thomist, Josef Pieper, defines and defends philosophy as the search for and love of wisdom. True philosophy is not the work of joyless academics pondering over esoteric writings that have no relation to real life. Rather, the philosophical act, in which all reasonable men can participate, begins in wonder at what is, and gratitude for what is given, and ends in love.

    In his encyclical letter Fides et Ratio (On the Relationship between Faith and Reason), Pope John Paul II called for a revitalization of true philosophy, for man can find fulfillment "only in choosing to enter the truth, to make a home under the shade of Wisdom and dwell there." Pieper's essays make the same ardent and convincing plea.

    Josef Pieper is renowned for having popularized the philosophy of St. Thomas Aquinas, a brilliant student of St. Thomas who, in his own voluminous works, has made the deep thought of the "Angelic Doctor"; more accessible and understandable to the modern reader.


    • Author

      Josef Pieper

    • Book Format


    • Publisher

      Ignatius Press

    • Published

      December 2011

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    • Dimensions

      156 x 229 x 28 mm

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    • Author/Creator: Josef Pieper

    • ISBN: 9781586170875

    • Publisher: Ignatius Press

    • Release Date: December 2011

    • Weight: 568g

    • Dimensions: 156 x 229 x 28 mm

    • Eden Code: 4512993

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