I read this short book in one sitting and felt inspired at the end of each chapter.
It is slow reading but well worth the effort to propel you on to an effective and necessary use of your leisure time.
I am no student of philosophy so i found the book to be a challenge to read but well worth it to work through.
This short book of two essays is worth a two semester history class on what made Old Europe tick. Beautifully written and explains the concept of Leisure, and how it is not... Read morePublished 5 months ago by RegularRon
Title should read: Religious Worship, The Basis of Culture. This 1952 Eurocentric, anti-Socialist essay is a attempt to illuminate the many problems East Germany was experiencing... Read morePublished 9 months ago by M. Goring
It is clear that in Leisure: The Basis of Culture, the first short work in this edition, Pieper was reacting to humanistic philosophy as well as socialist theories about work. Read morePublished 10 months ago by citizenj
Reading this brief book was a life-changing experience for me. Pieper, a philosopher in the tradition of St. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Kenneth L. Matheny
Pieper raises some very interesting questions that allow you to rethink why you do what you do (and why you don't). This book will make you think about leisure in a whole new way!Published 14 months ago by Timothy M Cone
Pieper is a bit hard to read; not for technical language or abstraction, but it seems the translation from German is awkward. But the ideas are highly worth reviewing. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Eric in Oakland