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For Love of Wisdom by Josef Pieper
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Jul 10, 2008

really liked it
bookshelves: philosophy, religious
Recommended to Othy by: Mike
Read in July, 2008

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. After the first two sections I felt that I was reading again and again the same thing, said only slightly differently. The second reason is a failing of my own, and that is that I didn't know as much as Pieper expects me to know about the history of philosophy and (at times) the Latin language. Some essays completely lost me and I felt I got little out of them because Pieper was talking over my head.

All in all, though, an very pure and knowledgeable view of the world. I love this book!

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