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Josef Pieper

Josef Pieper
Josef Pieper was a German Catholic philosopher at the forefront of the Neo-Thomistic wave in twentieth-century Catholic philosophy. Among his most notable works are The Four Cardinal Virtues: Prudence, Justice, Fortitude, Temperance, Leisure: the Basis of Culture, and Guide to Thomas Aquinas.
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True unity among men must have its roots in that common participation in the holy tradition reaching back to an utterance of God Himself... One wonders whether tradition is not actually anti-historical. It stands in stark contrast...
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Man's ability to see is in decline. Those who nowadays concern themselves with culture and education will experience this fact again and again. We do not mean here, of course, the physiological sensitivity of the human eye....