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4 Libertarian Papers 1 (2012)

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FOR MORE THAN two centuries in industrialized societies an inherent
problem has persisted regarding the role of education and work. This is due
in part to the entrenched cultural dogma of the Cartesian/Newtonian
paradigm which views the world as a mechanical device and people as
organic machines operating within such a world. More recently, it includes
the scientific management approach of Frederick W. Taylor which defines
individuals as human capital to be used and disposed of at will for the
benefit of an organizational enterprise or national economy (Banathy 1991,
1992, 1996, 2000; Makiguchi 2002; Dewey 1997, 2011; Laszlo 1972; Miller
1990, 2000; Savall 2010).
In opposition to this view the progressive educational movement was
born and John Dewey, as one of its champions, developed an organic or
holistic approach to education and work (Tanner 1991). Over the course of
time  Dewey's (2011) approach      to  education  and  work   became   the
cornerstone  of holistic  education  and  more recently the    eudaimonistic
*Michael F. Reber (bastiatrevivalhwmail.com) is coordinator of the Fre&eric Basriat
Revival Blog, an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Value and Decision
Science of the Graduate School of Decision Science and Technology at Toko Institute
of Technology, and a freelance systems thinking consultant in free market economics and
trade, government relations, crisis communications, and human resources.
Michael F. Reber. 2012. The Role of Work: A Eudainonitic Perspective. Libertarian
Papers. 4 (1): 1-26. ONLINE AT: libertarianpapers.org. Tis \iRTJcLE IS subject to a Creative
Commons Attribution 3.0 License (creativecommons.org/ licenses).

VOL. 4, No. 1 (2012)

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