Joseph Pieper: Leisure, the Basis of Culture
7th June: 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm BST
An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Wednesday, happening 8 times
“Leisure is the centre-point around which everything revolves.” Josef Pieper explores this puzzling statement of Aristotle in this short, approachable, and profound book. We will use a careful reading of the text to contemplate the lack of contemplation in our contemporary work-life balance, and Pieper’s argument that only a more spiritual approach can make things right.
The meetings will be online. All are welcome. Register here.
The group will be led by Edward Hadas, a Research Fellow at Blackfriars Hall, Oxford University. He is the author of Counsels of Imperfection: Thinking through Catholic Social Teaching, published by Catholic University of America Press in 2021, and Money, Finance, Reality, Morality, published by Ethics International Press in 2022.
Week by week:
April 26: Leisure… Forward. Preface and Chapter 1
May 3: Leisure… Chapter 2
May 10: Leisure… Chapters 3 and 4
May 17: Leisure… Chapter 5
May 24: Laborem exercens
May 31: Philosophical Act: Chapter 1
June 7: Philosophical Act: Chapters 2 and 3
June 14: Philosophical Act: Chapter 4
For further information, contact Edward at firstname.lastname@example.org
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