The Value of Time and Leisure in a World of Work

The Value of Time and Leisure in a World of Work

by Mitchell R. Haney, David A. Kline, Kevin Aho, Robert Audi
     
 

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It is a platitude that most people, as they say, 'work to live' rather than 'live to work.' And in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries, work weeks have expanded and the divide between work time and personal time has significantly blurred due to innovations in such things as electronic communications. Concerns over the value of work in our lives, as…  See more details below

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It is a platitude that most people, as they say, 'work to live' rather than 'live to work.' And in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries, work weeks have expanded and the divide between work time and personal time has significantly blurred due to innovations in such things as electronic communications. Concerns over the value of work in our lives, as well as with the balance or use of time between work and leisure, confront most people in contemporary society. Discussions over the values of time, leisure, and work are directly related to the time-honored question of what makes a life good. And this question is of particular interest to philosophers, especially ethicists. In this volume, leading scholars address a range of value considerations related to peoples' thoughts and practices around time utilization, leisure, and work with masterful insight. In addressing various practical issues, these scholars demonstrate the timeless relevance and practical import of Philosophy to human lived experience.

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Editorial Reviews

Andy Gustafson
The writers of these essays are top-notch, the variety of angles taken is useful, and the applications are very relevant to contemporary business. The essays in this book not only help us to think through the issues of work and leisure, but they help us see how philosophers throughout the ages have provided insight to this issue.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780739141427
Publisher:
Lexington Books
Publication date:
03/16/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
178
File size:
302 KB

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Meet the Author

Mitchell R. Haney is assistant professor of philosophy at the University of North Florida. A. David Kline is professor of philosophy at the University of North Florida and director of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida Center for Ethics, Public Policy and the Professions. He is co-editor of Introductory Readings in The Philosophy of Science, Philosophy: The Basic Issues, and Agricultural Bioethics.
Al Gini is a Professor of Business Ethics and Chair of the Department of Management in the School of Business Administration at Loyola University Chicago. He is also the cofounder and long time Associate Editor of Business Ethics Quarterly, the journal of the Society for Business Ethics. For over twenty-three years he has been the Resident Philosopher on National Public Radio’s Chicago affiliate, WBEZ-FM, and he regularly lectures to community and professional organizations on issues of business and ethics. His books include: My Job My Self: Work and the Creation of the Modern Individual (Routledge, 2000); The Importance of Being Lazy: In Praise of Play, Leisure and Vacations (Routledge, 2003); Why It’s Hard to Be Good (Routledge, 2006); and, most recently, he helped to edit and wrote the prologues for The Seven Deadly Sins Sampler (The Great Books Foundation, 2007) and Even Deadlier: A Sequel (The Great Books Foundation, 2009).

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