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 modern thinkers, classical and welfare liberals, Marxists, anarchists and feminists.
Kory Schaff is in the Ph.D. program at the University of California, San Diego.
Part 1 Modern Society, Technology, and "Work" Chapter 2 The Human Condition Chapter 3 Eros and Civilization Chapter 4 Discipline and Punish Chapter 5 Work, Play, and Technology Chapter 6 Towards a Theory of Work Part 7 Meaningful Work and Exploitation Chapter 8 Anarchy, State, and Utopia Chapter 9 Against Capitalism Chapter 10 Exploitation Chapter 11 Racial Inequality and Capitalist Exploitation Part 12 Justice and Equality Chapter 13 A Theory of Justice Chapter 14 Is Work Special?: Justice and the Distribution of Employment Chapter 15 Self-ownership, Freedom, and Equality Chapter 16 Sex and Work Chapter 17 Disability and the Right to Work Part 18 The Welfare State and Democratic Rights Chapter 19 Workfare and the Imposition of Discipline Chapter 20 Is There (or Should There Be) a Right to Work? Chapter 21 Basic Income Capitalism Chapter 22 Fairness to Idleness: Is There a Right not to Work? Part 23 After Capitalism? Chapter 24 The Morality and Efficiency of Market Socialism Chapter 25 What's Labor Got to Do With It?: Capitalism and the Counterproject