Alagao john albert s 11 our lady of la naval what is

  • No School
  • AA 1
  • 5

This preview shows page 2 - 4 out of 5 pages.

Alagao, John Albert S. 11- Our Lady of La Naval
Image of page 2

Subscribe to view the full document.

What is Human Work? Intelligence, creativity and free choice are involved in work. Since, we are the only ones who think, make decisions and execute these decisions with free will; we are the only ones who work. Laborem Exercens is written by Pope John Paul II (Karol J. Wojtyla). This encyclical is published in the year 1981. It was written in the occasion of the 90 th Anniversary of Leo XIII’s encyclical, Rerum Novarum on the question of labor. Pope John Paul II develops the concept of man’s dignity and worth, structuring it in four points. These are the subordination of work to man, the primacy of the worker over the whole of instruments and conditioning that historically constitute the world of labor, and the rights of the human person as the determining factor of all socio-economic, technological and productive processes, that must be recognized, and some elements that can help all men identify with Christ through their own work. This encyclical has an introduction and four chapters, namely, Work and Man, Conflict between Labor and Capital in the Present Phase of History, Rights of Workers, and Elements for a Spirituality of Work. This was written to address social issues such as the sparking conflict between labor and employers, errors in the society because it has been drawn to materialism and economism – materialism subordinated people to property while economism regards the value of human labor only according to its economic purpose, the poor and weak especially those whose dignity has been violated together with the laborers have experienced injustices that have ended as a result of worker solidarity, yet some flagrant injustices persist. According to Laborem Exercens, work is a sustained activity done for a purpose. This also does not only refer to paid jobs, but, also to all human activities without which the human race would not be fed, clothed, and kept healthy. We must remember that through work, we can earn a living and provide for our material needs, express and develop ourselves as creatures of God and serve our community. There are two dimension of work. These are the Objective and Subjective Dimension. The Objective Dimension refers to the outputs our product of human effort like goods and services. On the other hand, Subjective Dimension state that the value of work is determined by the fact that those who work are human beings. Under this dimension, it says that the human person said the purpose of work. It also states that work is for the common good and labor is more important than capital. There are different rights and duties of workers. We have three main rights as workers. These are the right to work, the right to share in the fruits of the work, and the right to organize. The right to work means that those who are capable to working are entitled to employment and work according to their capabilities in a safe and non-toxic environment. In the right to adjust share in the fruits of the work,
Image of page 3
Image of page 4
  • Fall '19

What students are saying

  • Left Quote Icon

    As a current student on this bumpy collegiate pathway, I stumbled upon Course Hero, where I can find study resources for nearly all my courses, get online help from tutors 24/7, and even share my old projects, papers, and lecture notes with other students.

    Student Picture

    Kiran Temple University Fox School of Business ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    I cannot even describe how much Course Hero helped me this summer. It’s truly become something I can always rely on and help me. In the end, I was not only able to survive summer classes, but I was able to thrive thanks to Course Hero.

    Student Picture

    Dana University of Pennsylvania ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    The ability to access any university’s resources through Course Hero proved invaluable in my case. I was behind on Tulane coursework and actually used UCLA’s materials to help me move forward and get everything together on time.

    Student Picture

    Jill Tulane University ‘16, Course Hero Intern

Ask Expert Tutors You can ask 0 bonus questions You can ask 0 questions (0 expire soon) You can ask 0 questions (will expire )
Answers in as fast as 15 minutes