Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Practical Philosophy, Social Philosophy & Center for Human Studies and Social Change - Rahel Jaeggi

Lea-Riccarda Prix

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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Institut für Philosophie

Unter den Linden 6 (R 3037)

10099 Berlin

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Lea is a research assistant at the Center for Humanities and Social Change at Humboldt University in Berlin. Since April 2018, she has also been a scholar of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung. She finished her masters degree in Philosophy in 2017 at Humboldt University.

In her doctoral dissertation, entitled The Second Work, she develops a concept of labor, responding to Simone de Beauvoir’s The Second Sex and Hegel’s dialectic of master and servant in his Phenomenology of Spirit.

Current sociopolitical discourses take up a range of themes which are often viewed as part of the "crisis of work" or of today's work-oriented society: these include digitization, the aging society, the organization of care work and the question of basic income. Lea's dissertation project interprets these discourses as an expression of a crisis in the concept of work. Against this background, she is concerned with a new understanding of the concept of work which opens up a different perspective on these sociopolitical developments.