For the Stoic Musonius Rufus, manual work is philosophy too | Curio

For the Stoic Musonius Rufus, manual work is philosophy too

9 mins | Feb 25, 2022

Many respected philosophers did manual work themselves. The gap between jobs that are seen as ‘intellectual’ and ones that are deemed manual is nonsensical. For a society to function in a more efficient way, we need both types of professions. In this argument for an increased understanding in a world of diverse professions, Lee Clarke argues that philosophy contains a physical element that is overlooked and can be applied to manual forms of labour too and contain profound amounts of knowledge and wisdom.

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