For Work / Against Work
Debates on the centrality of work

References for Theme: Pieper

  • Pieper, Josef
    • Leisure: The Basis of Culture (1952)
      “the world of ‘work’ and the ‘worker’ is a poor, impoverished world be it ever so rich in material good; for on an exclusively utilitarian basis, on the basis that is, of the world ‘work’, genuine wealth, wealth which implies overflowing into superfluidities, into unnecessaries, is just not possible… on the other  hand, divine worship, of its very  nature, creates a sphere of real wealth and superfluity, even in the midst of the direst material want – because sacrifice is the living heart of worship. And what does sacrifice mean? If means a voluntary offering freely given…. It sets up...
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