For Work / Against Work
Debates on the centrality of work

References for Theme: Vita Activa

  • Kreuzhof, Rainer
  • Nietzsche, Friedrich
    • Human, All Too Human: A Book for Free Spirits (1996)
      (p.131) 282: Lamentation. -- It is perhaps the advantages of our age that bring with them a decline in and occasionally an undervaluation of the vita contem­plativa. But one has to admit to oneself that our age is poor in great moral­ists, that Pascal, Epictetus, Seneca and Plutarch are little read now, that work and industry—formerly adherents of the great goddess health—sometimes seem to rage like an epidemic. Because time for thinking and quietness in thinking are lacking, one no longer ponders deviant views: one contents oneself with hating them. With the tremendous acceleration of life mind and eye have become...
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