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December 12, 2007 Philosophy Weaver: Modern Systems of Work, Politics, and Education 1) In modern industry, the “functionally rationalized” division of labor  aims to achieve peek  efficiency.  The organization is to be a “well-oiled machine.” Human members are either  “cogs” or else mechanics overseeing the cogs.  (Marx finds this utterly detestable, it’s  more like Aristotle’s worldview).  a. Such a system makes it difficult for any participant to see the “big picture” of the  organization’s activities. (Marx sees this) b. In a society that has less and less belief in any big, metaphorical/moral picture,  few corporate members can be expected to run the risk of trying to find out if  things are going wrong.  2) The efficiency-oriented division of labor tends to be duplicated in the bureaucracies of  government and education.  a.
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This note was uploaded on 09/24/2008 for the course PHI 101? taught by Professor Rouintree during the Fall '08 term at Cottey.

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