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For in the course of the historical developments I have been outlining, new habits, new attitudes, new needs have been created and old ones relinquished. Human nature itself has been transformed. ( P 736) My difficulty with this argument is the same as that I have with Norman's. Facts about the emphasis industrial societies have placed on work or about individuals' attachment to the work ethic are one thing, the contention that we have a need to work, another. One simply cannot derive the latter from the former.
So would the a priori argument, that autonomy requires mental integration and this would be impossible with non-meaningful work. We do not see people as on the edge of schizophrenia if they spend an hour or so a day washing up and doing other mechanical household chores. An hour or so in a factory is unlikely to tip them over it. All this raises the question whether what disturbs Schwartz is mechanical work as such, or mechanical work in conventional conditions of something like a forty hour week.
G. g. highly intelligent activities) which is necessary for it. I conclude that Norman has not made out a valid case here for meaningful work as a human need, whatever interpretation one gives to 'meaningful'. PHILOSOPHERS AT WORK ON WORK 27 Elsewhere in his book, in the course of a discussion of Marx's ethical views on work, he produces further arguments 'for the claim that work is so important for self-realisation' (p 177). There is, first, the sheer quantitative dominance of work in relation to other activities.