Arbeit. Philosophische, juristische und kulturwissenschaftliche Studien

We may consider labour as boon or bane ‒ man’s existence is not conceivable without labour. The expulsion from the Garden of Eden can be understood as a punishment for the consumption of the forbidden fruit from the tree of knowledge, but it can likewise be interpreted as the perfection of God’s cre...

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Main Author: Baer, Josette
Other Authors: Rother, Wolfgang
Format: eBook
Language:German
Published: Basel Schwabe Verlag 2014
Subjects:
Law
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Collection: OAPEN - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:We may consider labour as boon or bane ‒ man’s existence is not conceivable without labour. The expulsion from the Garden of Eden can be understood as a punishment for the consumption of the forbidden fruit from the tree of knowledge, but it can likewise be interpreted as the perfection of God’s creation. Hence only beyond Eden, God’s creature becomes man. He or she becomes human by cultivat-ing the earth, by working. Labour is not only a necessary evil in order to secure existence, nor does it serve as a means for self-preservation, but also for self-fulfillment. Labour is the epitome of the ability of self-being and thus of man’s liberty.
Physical Description:212
ISBN:9783796533365