Food for Thought: Work & Play – An Exploration of Labor, Luxury, and Leisure


Why do we work, and why do we need leisure? Do we really need leisure, or is that just a luxury?  What counts as leisure, and what would we need leisure for?  Just to be able to work more productively and efficiently?  Or do we lose something of our humanity when we become work machines?  For that matter, what is the significance of work for human beings? Would we be less human if we could find others (or other things) to do our work for us?  Is work simply a means to an end or is there something else to it? What can the humanities tell us about the right relationship between work and play, both here on college and thereafter?


Wednesday February 13th, 2019
5:45 PM to 7:00 PM


Seminar Room M20