Josef Pieper – In Defense of Philosophy

This semester I established a new reading group which I am calling the Saint Socrates Society. More details on the Society will come. For now I wanted to get a post up so that those in the Society and others would have a place to discuss.

This term the Saint Socrates Society has this topic – Josef Pieper: Philosophy, Myth, Ritual and the Sacred.

For those interested in reading along and discussing on this blog (which will soon be re-named and “re-branded”), we will be reading the following books by Josef Pieper (in order):
In Defense of Philosophy
Abuse of Language, Abuse of Power
A Brief Reader on the Virtues of the Human Heart
Only the Lover Sings: Art and Contemplation
The Platonic Myths
In Tune with the World
Tradition: Concept and Claim
In Search of the Sacred: Contributions to an Answer

I don’t know how much discussion will overflow from our weekly meetings onto this blog. But I will post an entry for each book for us to discuss. All are welcome to contribute.

Let this, then, be the discussion stream for In Defense of Philosophy.

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About Kleiner

Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Utah State University. I teach across the curriculum, but am most interested in continental philosophy, ancient and medieval philosophy as well as Catholic thought, all of which might be summed up as an interest in the ressourcement tradition (returning in order to make progress). I also enjoy spending time thinking about liberal education and its ends.
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