I find the book to be both a practical and a spiritual insight into human awareness itself.
Pieper is particularly good at showing how counterfeits of these virtues are in fact manichaeistic in nature, often showing disdain of the body.
This is a book to read every six months profitably, to make marginal notes in and underline.
It is what I expected and it settles any confusion you may have I endorse this book hartly specially if you are involved in serious studying and change.Published 1 month ago by miriam r.
A huge fan of Josef Pieper, so I was glad to pick this book up. Pieper does a great job covering the Cardinal Virtues.Published 12 months ago by JOSEPH DUCHENE
This is a fine book. It is available in the public sphere and can be found using Google in all the electronic formats at archive dot org. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Andy K
I ordered this book on the 25th and received it today. It is excellent quality because the book arrived completely sealed.Published 20 months ago by Kristin Poehls
I like this book because it talks about seriously hard topics but puts them in to words that everyone can understand.Published on February 25, 2013 by Taylor Schreck
This book cannot be praised enough. In it, Josef Pieper lays out the dimensions and interrelationships of the four cardinal virtues - Faith, Justice, Fortitude and Temperance. Read morePublished on November 19, 2012 by Peter S. Bradley
Joseph Pieper is one of the finest philosophers of the 20th century. The Four Cardinal Virtues is an indispensable resource for understanding the best of ethics gifted to us from... Read morePublished on May 25, 2011 by Achilles
I first read Pieper's FOUR CARDINAL VIRTUES as a young wife and mother. Since then I've come back to it again and again. Read morePublished on July 11, 2009 by Penelope Z. Ford