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Author: Kory Schaff
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield, 2001.
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Philosophy and the Problems of Work brings together for the first time important philosophical perspectives on the subject of labor and work. Ranging from selections by historical figures such as Plato, Rousseau, Smith and Marx to contemporary debates in political theory and philosophy of economics, the reader covers a variety of viewpoints across both analytical and Continental traditions, including ancient and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Philosophy and the problems of work.
Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield, 2001
(DLC) 00054435
(OCoLC)45668845
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kory Schaff
ISBN: 0585381976 9780585381978
OCLC Number: 49414954
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 384 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Introduction: Philosophy and the Problems of Work / Kory Schaff 1 --
Part 1 Modern Society, Technology, and "Work" 19 --
1 Human Condition / Hannah Arendt 23 --
2 Eros and Civilization / Herbert Marcuse 43 --
3 Discipline and Punish / Michel Foucault 59 --
4 "Work, Play, and Technology" / Mark Okrent 73 --
5 "Towards a Theory of Work" / Gregory Pence 93 --
Part 2 Meaningful Work and Exploitation 107 --
6 Anarchy, State, and Utopia / Robert Nozick 109 --
7 Against Capitalism / David Schweickart 123 --
8 "Exploitation" / Allen Wood 141 --
9 "Racial Inequality and Capitalist Exploitation" / Gary Dymski 165 --
Part 3 Justice and Equality 175 --
10 A Theory of Justice / John Rawls 179 --
11 "Is Work Special? Justice and the Distribution of Employment" / Richard Arneson 201 --
12 Self-Ownership, Freedom, and Equality / G.A. Cohen 217 --
13 "Sex and Work" / Ann Ferguson 227 --
14 "Disability and the Right to Work" / Gregory Kavka 249 --
Part 4 Welfare State and Democratic Rights 265 --
15 "Workfare and the Imposition of Discipline" / Mary Hawkesworth 267 --
16 "Is There (or Should There Be) a Right to Work?" / Jon Elster 283 --
17 "Basic Income Capitalism" / Phillipe van Parijs 301 --
18 "Fairness to Idleness: Is There a Right Not to Work?" / Andrew Levine 317 --
Part 5 After Capitalism? 337 --
19 "The Morality and Efficiency of Market Socialism" / John Roemer 339 --
20 "What's Labor Got to Do with It? Capitalism and the Counterproject" / David Schweickart 355.
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