Karl Marx: The Strife Between Workman and Machine
- Is there a single historical moment or invention that seems especially important to your life right now? Why? Be as specific as possible.
- Explain at least one way that Smith is optimistic and pessimistic about technology and the division of labor. Would Smith and Karl Marx agree on the relation between machine and worker in capitalism? If yes, why so. If not, why not. What is your position on at least one of the issues raised by one of these philosophers?
Readings…Adam Smith: Wealth of Nations: READ pp.12-14 and 602-605 (refer to number at bottom of pages)