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"The ultimate of human happiness is to be found in contemplation". In offering this proposition of Thomas Aquinas to our thought, Josef Pieper uses traditional wisdom in order to throw light on present-day reality and present-day psychological problems. What, in fact, does one pursue in pursuing happiness? What, in the consensus of the wisdom of the early Greeks, of Plato and Aristotle, of the New Testament, of Augustine and Aquinas, is that condition of perfect bliss toward which all life and effort tend by nature? In this ...

Happiness & Contemplation 1999, St. Augustine's Press

ISBN-13: 9781890318307

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Happiness & Contemplation 1998, St. Augustine's Press

ISBN-13: 9781890318314

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