This paper aims to show how the frequently asked question about the future of work, i.e. whether human beings are going to be replaced by machines and robots, arose, and why it is inadequate to account for the human and social value of jobs based on care. We discuss how the dimensions entailed in care professions are specifically human and argue that any kind of human work actually reflects them (and will reflect them in the future), whatever the impact of technological changes. The present argument also aims to unveil the extent of the effects of the postmodern epistemological crisis regarding the concept of work, to reformulate the question about the future of human work, and to offer a characterization of care as a specific component of human work in the age of machines.

Specifically Human: Human Work and Care in the Age of Machines

Bertolaso M;
2020-01-01

Abstract

This paper aims to show how the frequently asked question about the future of work, i.e. whether human beings are going to be replaced by machines and robots, arose, and why it is inadequate to account for the human and social value of jobs based on care. We discuss how the dimensions entailed in care professions are specifically human and argue that any kind of human work actually reflects them (and will reflect them in the future), whatever the impact of technological changes. The present argument also aims to unveil the extent of the effects of the postmodern epistemological crisis regarding the concept of work, to reformulate the question about the future of human work, and to offer a characterization of care as a specific component of human work in the age of machines.
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