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Philosophical Counseling

Some years ago, I was teaching a course in Philosophical Counseling. To my surprise, all that the students wanted to know was “What is the right thing to do?” Having that knowledge, they assumed, would make life easier. 382 more words


The 70-hour and Four-day Work Weeks are Both Rooted in Christian Philosophy

My latest Quartz at Work piece begins:

The trend toward intense 70-hour work weeks is well-documented. Yet even as it has become standard in some industries to work until midnight on most weekdays, there’s also a trend in the opposite direction. 119 more words

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'Life hacks are part of a 200-year-old movement to destroy your humanity' My Work At Quartz Piece

My latest Work At Quartz piece begins:

The quest for achieving peak productivity is now akin to a religion, one consisting of high priests (time management gurus, life hack specialists, productivity coaches,  116 more words

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My Big Think Interview: The Worship of Work: How Our Obsession With Productivity Makes Us Less Human

Total Work, a term coined by the philosopher Josef Pieper, is the process by which human beings are transformed into workers as work, like a total solar eclipse, comes to  245 more words
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'If work dominated your every moment would life be worth living?' My Aeon Essay

My Aeon essay begins this way:

Imagine that work had taken over the world. It would be the centre around which the rest of life turned. 97 more words
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