“‘School does not, properly speaking, mean school, but leisure.” Leisure, Pieper says ,is the counterpart to work, philosophical concept of the Sabbath. I, then, find oxymoronic the phrase: school work. School means leisure. Leisure is the opposite, in a sense, of work, yet in this common phrase they are together. I found myself laughing at this insight.
Posted on July 17, 2010 // 1 Comment
Reflection on Chapter I of Leisure: the Basis of Culture