For Work / Against Work
Debates on the centrality of work

"Repeating Heidegger’s analysis of everydayness: the question of being and the latent concern for materiality"

by Schalow, Frank (2002)


One of the ways in which philosophy differs from all other disciplines is through its explicit concern for “beginnings.” However, what distinguishes Heidegger from his predecessors— whether Plato or Aristotle, Descartes or Kant, Hegel or Husserl—is his search for the least …

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Through his interpretation of Ernst Jünger’s writings, Heidegger was familiar with the concept of the “mobilization of the worker.”8 But for the most part, work remains an extension of human being’s use of technological devices in proximity to him/her, rather than hinges on a communicative network of exchange relations. This network creates new synergies that redefine the nature of work itself, transposing the importance of what we do and what we own into a global nexus of transactions on which we all depend for our livelihoods. (p.277)


Heidegger, Junger, Techné, Materiality, Technology, Phenomenology


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