Alienation and moral imperatives: A reply to Kanungo [Book Review]

Journal of Business Ethics 12 (7):579 - 582 (1993)
  Copy   BIBTEX

Abstract

Rabindra Kanungo''s position that alienation at work can be eliminated within capitalism is critically evaluated. My argument is that Kanungo only emphasizes the psychological aspect of Marx''s view of alienation. The failure to include the ontological element of alienation results in the confused position that alienation can be eliminated while workers are still being separated from their work by capital. The role that the right to private property plays in the maintenance of this separation is also seen to be a part of Marx''s conception of alienation that is missing from Kanungo''s analysis. The clarification of Marx''s conception of alienation results in the position that organizations within capitalism cannot live up to the moral imperative to be socially responsible in removing alienation at work.

Links

PhilArchive



    Upload a copy of this work     Papers currently archived: 74,429

External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server

Through your library

Similar books and articles

Kaufman on Alienation.Paul Diesing & Paul Piccone - 1967 - Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 10 (1-4):208-210.
On Alienation.Arnold S. Kaufman - 1965 - Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 8 (1-4):141 – 165.
Alienation as a Critical Concept.Sean Sayers - 2011 - International Critical Thought 1 (3):287-304.
Young Marx and Alienation in Western Debate.Lars Roar Langslet - 1963 - Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 6 (1-4):3 – 17.

Analytics

Added to PP
2009-01-28

Downloads
35 (#331,009)

6 months
1 (#417,143)

Historical graph of downloads
How can I increase my downloads?

Citations of this work

No citations found.

Add more citations

References found in this work

Add more references