The Need for Self-Expression and the Need to Belong

  • Edward J. O’Boyle


The need for work as such is the second dimension of human material need. Just as physical need derives from human materiality, so too does the need for work as such. Because all human knowledge is acquired through the senses [John Paul, p. 33], there is no such thing as pure human intellect. Therefore, whether it is as physically demanding as waiting on tables or drilling for oil, or as mentally challenging as composing a symphony or designing a suspension bridge, human work requires a living human being, an embodied human being


Individual Contribution Human Material Suspension Bridge Moral Perceptivity Human Materiality 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Edward J. O’Boyle
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  1. 1.Louisiana Tech UniversityUSA

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