PHILOSOPHY AND THE DIVISION OF
compiled by Ralph Dumain
division of labor is, first of all, the prohibition of access to the
— François George, “Forgetting Lenin,” Telos, no. 18, Winter 1973-74, p. 59
division of labour is first and foremost the prevention of access to
— Robert M. Young, Darwin's Metaphor: Nature's Place in Victorian Culture (1985)
Adorno, Theodor. Imaginative Excesses, unpublished piece intended for Minima Moralia, published as a section X of "Messages in a Bottle," translated by Edmund Jephcott (New Left Review I/200, July-August 1993, pp. 5-14). Section X comprises pp. 12-14, key excerpt pp. 13-14 on this site.
Adorno, Theodor. Minima Moralia, trans. E.F.N. Jephcott (London: Verso, 1978), section 41, "Inside and Outside", pp. 66-68.
Adorno, Theodor W. Negative Dialectics. Translated by E.B. Ashton. New York: The Seabury Press, 1973.
Adorno, Theodor W. “Progress,” in Critical Models: Interventions and Catchwords, translated by Henry W. Pickford (New York: Columbia University Press, 1998), pp. 143-160. See excerpt, pp. 158-159.
Adorno, Theodor W. "Why Still Philosophy?" in Critical Models: Interventions and Catchwords, translated by Henry W. Pickford (New York: Columbia University Press, 1998), pp. 5-17.
Beamish, Rob. Marx, Method, and the Division of Labor. Urbana; Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 1992.
Connell, Philip. Romanticism, Economics and the Question of 'Culture'. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2001. See also review:
Kattel, Rainer. Review of Romanticism, Economics and the Question of Culture by Philip Connell, Human Nature Review, 4 (April 2004): 110-113.
George, François. “Forgetting Lenin,” Telos, no. 18, Winter 1973-74, pp. 53-88. (Quote above was adapted for cover of Radical Science Journal, no. 8, 1979; probably from there migrated to Robert M. Young’s treatise.)
Horkheimer, Max; Adorno, Theodore W. Dialectic of Enlightenment, translated by John Cumming (New York: Continuum, 1997), section on "Philosophy and the Division of Labor", pp. 242-244. (German original, 1944; English translation, 1972.)
Oizerman, Theodore. Dialectical Materialism and the History of Philosophy: Essays on the History of Philosophy. Moscow: Progress Publishers, 1982.
Oizerman, T.I. The Main Trends in Philosophy: a Theoretical Analysis of the History of Philosophy. Moscow: Progress Publishers, 1988.
Oizerman, Theodor. Problems of the History of Philosophy. Moscow: Progress Publishers, 1973.
Oizerman, T.I.; Bogomolov, A.S. Principles of the Theory of the Historical Process in Philosophy. Moscow: Progress Publishers, 1986.
Peterson, Richard T. Democratic Philosophy and the Politics of Knowledge. University Park, PA: The Pennsylvania State University Press, 1996.
Rancière, Jacques. The Philosopher and his Poor; edited and with an introduction by Andrew Parker; translated by John Drury, Corinne Oster, and Andrew Parker. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2004.
Rattansi, Ali. Marx and the Division of Labour. London: The Macmillan Press Ltd., 1982. (Contemporary Social Theory)
Rée, Jonathan; Ayers, Michael; Westoby, Adam. Philosophy and its Past. Atlantic Highlands, NJ: Humanities Press, 1978. (Philosophy Now)
Sayre, Patricia. Philosophy as Profession, in What Philosophy Is: Contemporary Philosophy in Action, edited by Havi Carel and David Gamez, with a foreword by Simon Blackburn (London; New York: Continuum, 2004), pp. 241-255.
Sohn-Rethel, Alfred. “Historical Materialist Theory of Knowledge,” Marxism Today, 1965.
Sohn-Rethel, Alfred. Intellectual and Manual Labor: A Critique of Epistemology. Atlantic Highlands, NJ: Humanities Press, 1977.
Thomson, George. The First Philosophers: Studies in Ancient Greek Society. London: Lawrence & Wishart, 1972.
Walliman, Isidor. Estrangement: Marx's Conception of Human Nature and the Division of Labor. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1981. (Contributions in Philosophy; no. 16)
Whitehead, Fred; Muhrer, Verle, eds. Freethought on the American Frontier. Buffalo: Prometheus Books, 1992.
Intellectual and Manual Labor: Contents by Alfred Sohn-Rethel
Intellectual and Manual Labor: Extracts by Alfred Sohn-Rethel
Historical Materialist Theory of Knowledge by Alfred Sohn-Rethel
The First Philosophers: Studies in Ancient Greek Society (Contents & Prefaces) by George Thomson
The First Philosophers: Studies in Ancient Greek Society: Chapter XIV: Being (§5 & 6) by George Thomson
The First Philosophers: Studies in Ancient Greek Society: Chapter XV: Materialism and Idealism by George Thomson
The First Philosophers: Studies in Ancient Greek Society: Chapter XVI: False Consciousness by George Thomson
“The Thunderbolt, Interpenetration and Heraclitus” by David H. DeGrood
Book Review, Rudolf Wolfgang Müller, Geld und Geist by Pasi Falk
"Theories of Knowledge: A Dialectical, Historical Critique" by Howard L. Parsons
African Philosophy, Politics, and the Division of Labor
Albert Einstein on Intellectuals and the Masses, Specialization and the Division of Labor, and the Quality of Life
Alvin Gouldner on Intellectuals & the Social Totality
Alvin Gouldner on the New Class & the Culture of Critical Discourse
Antonio Gramsci, Organic Intellectuals, & the Division of Labor
C.L.R. James on the (Post)Modern Intellectual & the Division of Labor (1950)
C.L.R. James on Descartes & the Division of Labor
How to Integrate Philosophy and Everyday Life: To Think Philosophically in Life, Or Reproduce the Fragmentation of Knowledge?
Jeff Schmidt on Ideology and Professionals
How to Control Intellectual Segmentation by Anton C. Zijderveld
Philosophy and Critical Theory (Excerpt: Philosophy and Class Society) by Herbert Marcuse
One-Dimensional Man: Classical Philosophy, the Division of Labor, Abstraction & Practice by Herbert Marcuse
Max Horkheimer's Materialism: The Struggle with Traditional Theory, Science, Positivism, & Irrationalism
Max Horkheimer on the Duality of Scientism and Spiritualism in Bourgeois Society
T.W. Adorno on Kant, the Division of Labor & Restriction of Reason
Kant’s “Critique of Pure Reason”: Lecture 16 (14 July 1959): Society · ‘Block’ by Theodor W. Adorno
The Privilege of Experience by Theodor W. Adorno
Reason: Children's Literature in the Eighteenth Century
by Geoffrey Summerfield
See Introduction & Chapter 1 for illustration.
The German Ideology After 150 Years
Quotable Quotes from The German Ideology by Marx & Engels
Science, Society, and Life: Extract from "Private Property and Communism" from the Economic-Philosophical Manuscripts of Karl Marx (1844)
Marx on Science, Religion, Historical Method
"The Relationship Between Science and Morality (Philosophical Aspects)" by A. Arsenyev
"Objectivity & Partisanship in Science" by Aant Elzinga
"Theory and Ideology" by Alvin Gouldner
Alvin Gouldner: Notes & Commentary by R. Dumain
The Unknown Karl Marx by R. Dumain
Audience/Reading Public, Professionalization/Specialization of Writers, Literary Forms, Division of Labor: Bibliography
Biographical and Psychological Dimensions of Philosophy: Selected Bibliography
Intellectual Life in Society, Conventional and Unconventional: A Bibliography in Progress, esp. sections Proletarian Philosophy & subsequent sections on philosophy
Descartes & Marxism: Selected Bibliography
Marx & Individualism Reconsidered: Selected Bibliography
The Philosophy of Theory and Practice: Selected Bibliography
Positivism vs Life Philosophy (Lebensphilosophie) Study Guide
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