Live for work – or work to live? In a major interview, the philosopher Andreas Oberprantacher talks about wage labour, to what extent we identify with it and why it is worth thinking about.
“crown”: Professor Oberprantacher, how is ‘work’ considered from a philosophical point of view?
Andreas Oberprantacher: Significantly, philosophy has been largely silent on this subject. I suspect this is because she herself has benefited from the fact that others can do the heavy lifting, and the philosophers can instead engage in what they have often considered a form of idleness, namely philosophical thinking. This is certainly problematic.
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