The Ideas of Work and Leisure

Never Say “Retire”

by Mortimer J. Adler, Ph.D. Part 1 of 2 Last year five million Americans retired between the ages of 45 and 50. Next year the...

Never Say "Retire"

by Mortimer J. Adler, Ph.D. Part 1 of 2 Last year five million Americans retired between the ages of 45 and 50. Next year the...

The Ideas of Work and Leisure – 5

by Mortimer J. Adler, Ph.D. The Options Open to Us for the Use of Our Free Time For many years, in lecturing about work and leisure...

The Ideas of Work and Leisure – 4

by Mortimer J. Adler, Ph.D. The Spectrum of Work, Compensated and Uncompensated Work is either toil or leisure or some combination or mixture of both. If...

The Ideas of Work and Leisure – 3

by Mortimer J. Adler, Ph.D. Is a Particular Activity Sleep, Toil, Leisure, Play, or Some Mixture of These? A particular activity may fall solely under one of...

The Ideas of Work and Leisure – 2

by Mortimer J. Adler, Ph.D. Categorizing Human Activities To define the four main categories under which the activities that fill most of our life's time can...

The Ideas of Work and Leisure – 1

by Mortimer J. Adler, Ph.D. Introduction The biblical story of an earthly paradise in the Garden of Eden presents a picture of human life devoid of...