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A cosmopolitan hermit
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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.

Table of Contents

  1. Front Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright Page, Dedication
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vi-vii
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  1. 1. A Cosmopolitan Hermit: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Josef Pieper
  2. pp. 1-23
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  1. 2. Josef Pieper in the Context of Modern Philosophy
  2. pp. 24-62
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  1. 3. Josef Pieper on the Intellectual Foundations of Totalitarianism
  2. pp. 63-87
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  1. 4. Josef Pieper’s Early Sociological Writings
  2. pp. 88-115
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  1. 5. Josef Pieper and the Ethics of Virtue
  2. pp. 116-140
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  1. 6. The Future of Pieper’s Hope and History
  2. pp. 141-170
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  1. 7. Josef Pieper and the Concept of Tradition
  2. pp. 171-198
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  1. 8. The Twofold Discipleship of the Philosopher: Faith and Reason in the Thought of Josef Pieper
  2. pp. 199-227
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  1. 9. Josef Pieper on the Truth of All Things and the World’s True Face
  2. pp. 228-250
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  1. 10. The Platonic Inspiration of Pieper’s Philosophy
  2. pp. 251-278
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 279-302
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 303-307
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  1. Index of Names
  2. pp. 309-312
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