For Work / Against Work
Debates on the centrality of work

Dialectic of Enlightenment

by Adorno, T W; Horkheimer, M (2019)

Key Passage

The social work of every individual in bourgeois society is mediated through the principle of self; for one, labor will bring an increased return on capital; for others, the energy for extra labor. But the more the process of self-preservation is effected by the bourgeois division of labor, the more it requires the self-alienation of the individuals who must model their body and soul according to the technical apparatus. (p.29)


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