An Emancipatory Philosophy of Work and Sleep, #2–The Fallacy of Bordered Work and Sleep.

By Robert Hanna

“Mr Sisyphus-Head On His Way To Work” (Reykjavik, Iceland) (Author’s photograph, 2019)

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This essay will be posted in three installments.

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II. The Fallacy of Bordered Work and Sleep

There’s a fundamental fallacy in classical and contemporary theorizing, and also in our everyday thinking, about work and sleep, that has, not merely unfortunately but even tragically, been widely implemented in our early modern and now late modern classical liberal and contemporary neoliberal individual and social-institutional practices of working and sleeping. This fallacy says that there is a sharp, dichotomous, and mutually exclusive boundary between work and nonwork, and between sleep and nonsleep. I’ll call this The Fallacy of Bordered Work and Sleep.

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