Category Archives: Josef Pieper

The Dignity of the Word

The degradation, too, of man through man, alarmingly evident in the acts of physical violence committed by all tyrannies (concentration camps, torture), has its beginning, certainly much less alarmingly, at that almost imperceptible moment when the word loses its dignity.

The Dignity of the Word

The degradation, too, of man through man, alarmingly evident in the acts of physical violence committed by all tyrannies (concentration camps, torture), has its beginning, certainly much less alarmingly, at that almost imperceptible moment when the word loses its dignity.

Flattery & Power

This underlying design makes the message a flattery, even in the popular meaning of the word.  The other, whom I try to influence with what he likes to hear, ceases to be my partner; he is no longer a fellow

Flattery & Power

This underlying design makes the message a flattery, even in the popular meaning of the word.  The other, whom I try to influence with what he likes to hear, ceases to be my partner; he is no longer a fellow

Acedia

In popular thought the “capital sin” of sloth revolves around the proverb “An idle mind is the devil’s workshop.” According to this concept, sloth is the opposite of diligence and industry; it is almost regarded as a synonym for laziness

Acedia

In popular thought the “capital sin” of sloth revolves around the proverb “An idle mind is the devil’s workshop.” According to this concept, sloth is the opposite of diligence and industry; it is almost regarded as a synonym for laziness