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Division of labor: Division of labor is the process of dividing work into smaller tasks and assigning those tasks to different people or groups. It is a way to organize work so that it is more efficient and productive. See also Labour, Work, Economy, Economics.
Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments.

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Aristotle on Division of Labour - Dictionary of Arguments

Höffe I 71
Division of labour/Aristotle/Höffe: In Aristotle's view, the relationship of master and slave does not consistently serve the claimed mutual advantage of a fair division of labor.
Often the point of view of the one side is in the foreground: The master shuns physical work; he prefers to devote himself to leisure activities, therefore he needs "animated tools" that take the other work off his hands. Those who are too poor use an ox as a substitute(1); the price of slaves was therefore high. On the other hand, those who can afford not only slaves but also a supervisor over them, hand this supervision over to an administrator and devote themselves to politics or philosophy(2).
Cf. >Master/Slave.

1. politics, I 2, 1252b12
2. I 7, 1255b35-37

Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. Translations: Dictionary of Arguments
The note [Concept/Author], [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] resp. "problem:"/"solution:", "old:"/"new:" and "thesis:" is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.

Höffe I
Otfried Höffe
Geschichte des politischen Denkens München 2016

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