For Work / Against Work
Debates on the centrality of work

A Theory of Justice

by Rawls, John (1971)

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As a final comment, I should note that a well-ordered society does not do away with the division of labor in the most general sense. To be sure, the worst aspects of this division can be surmounted: no one need to be servilely dependent on others and made to choose between monotonous and routine occupations which are deadening to human thought and sensibility. (p.529)

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