Philosophy of Human Work Facing the Challenges of New Age Cover Image

Филозофија људског рада пред изазовима новог доба
Philosophy of Human Work Facing the Challenges of New Age

Author(s): Darko Marinković
Subject(s): Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, Ethics / Practical Philosophy, Political Philosophy, Recent History (1900 till today), Politics and society, Economic development
Published by: Институт за политичке студије
Keywords: human work; ethics; philosophy; modern industrial society; universality; history; Christianity; human freedoms and rights;

Summary/Abstract: Modern age, and that is industrial society, that had been founded on human freedoms and rights, multiparty parliamentarian democracy and market contestability, has brought about fundamental changes in the nature, character, content and way of human work, therefore presenting a whole line of challenges to the ethics and philosophy of human work. A new way of production has not only influenced the human work as a process of creation of material and spiritual achievements, but also has changed a whole way of life, human interrelations and the system of social and moral values. Human daily lives have gained not only a new content, but also a new structure. This has brought about a clear and visible division between working and non-working parts of day. From the area of a dominantly agricultural production with the nature being both the working and life environment, the human work has been moved to a closed space of industrial machinery therefore establishing a technical division of work and the work has become increasingly specialized or partitioned. It is especially important to underline that it has led to emergence of an extremely great dynamics of the changes in the field of human work as well. Therefore it is possible to declare that it is precisely the dynamics of the changes that has actualized the old issues and created a whole line of new issues in the philosophy and ethics of human work.

  • Issue Year: 2009
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 277-296
  • Page Count: 20
  • Language: Serbian