For love of wisdom essays on the nature of philosophy josef pieper berthold wald roger wasserman on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers pieper is acclaimed as one of the most popular modern scholastic philosophers of our age and widely read by scholars and common readers everywhere. An amazing book pieper is one of my favorite philosophers and to read this rather long book of his on philosophy itself was a joy i refrain from giving it a five star rating for two reason first pieper at times repeats his thesis a bit too much. Pieper is acclaimed as one of the most popular modern scholastic philosophers of our age and widely read by scholars and common readers everywhere this brilliant work synthesizes the meaning of philosophy as it pertains to our modern era and responds to the spiritual needs and searching of modern man. The greek word philosophy philosophia is a compound word composed of two parts philos love and sophia wisdom it literally means love of wisdom the first part of the term philosophy philos is easy to understand which denotes a fondness for or attraction to to love something is to place it at the height of . 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
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