Il lavoro e le sue problematiche: una prospettiva antropologico-economica

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] Work and its problems: an anthropological-economic perspective

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[Autom. eng. transl.] The question of work - or non-work - affects the daily experience of each person in the concrete space and time of their social life, made up of interactions and belonging - or marginalization and exclusion. An experience not adequately represented by the image of the labor 'market', where individuals play their game as variously gifted individuals, more or less guaranteed by a state system of rules and policies, according to the traditional individual-state-market tripartite . Understanding the concrete experience of work and grasping its present and future problems, therefore, requires deepening the link between personal identity ('I') and social belonging ('we'), a link that moves the dynamisms of political and social coexistence . On the basis of this relational perspective, it becomes possible to identify realistic perspectives of social and institutional action, to build a good and inclusive coexistence. In fact, we know that if we let things go as they go, the outcome of social life would be even more marked by phenomena of disintermediation and disintegration. The Church's social doctrine is a precious resource that helps to understand the connection 'I-us' and the operational meaning of 'common good', drawing on an ancient and ever new wisdom: "Christ reveals man to man" ( Second Vatican Council, 1965, 22). The announcement of such a realistic and powerful anthropology presents itself to us as a working hypothesis on the challenges of our present, overcoming widespread fear of the personal and social implications of digital transformation and the ecological challenge.
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] Work and its problems: an anthropological-economic perspective
Original languageItalian
Title of host publicationFamiglia e Lavoro. Intrecci possibili. Studi interdisciplinari sulla famiglia 31
Number of pages20
VolumeVOL 31
Publication statusPublished - 2020


  • dottrina sociale della Chiesa
  • identità personale
  • identità sociale
  • lavoro

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