Schedule


Sunday
June 3

12.00-4.00

Check-in

6.30-8.00

Opening Banquet


Monday
June 4

8.15-9.00

Breakfast

9.00-10.30

Session 1: Foundations

Genesis 1-3
Virgil, Georgics (selection)
Yuval Harari, "The Original Affluent Society" (from Sapiens)

11.00-12.30

Session 2: Plato and Aristotle on Work and Leisure

Plato, Republic (selection)
Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics (selection)
Aristotle, Politics (selection)

12.30-1.30

Lunch

4.30-6.00

Session 3: Aquinas on Wealth and Poverty

Aristotle, Politics VII, chaps. 1-3 and 14-15.
Aquinas, Summa Contra Gentiles (selections)

6.15-7.15

Dinner


Tuesday
June 5

8.15-9.00

Breakfast

9.00-10.30

Session 4: Factory Labor and Its Discontents

Adam Smith, Wealth of Nations (selections)

11.00-12.30

Session 5: The Division of Labor and Alienation

Karl Marx, "Alienated Labor" and The Communist Manifesto

12.30-1.30

Lunch

4.30-6.00

Session 6: Capitalism and Labor

Harry Braverman, Labor and Monopoly Capital (selections)

6.15-7.15

Dinner


Wednesday
June 6

8.15-9.00

Breakfast

9.00-10.30

Session 7: "The Protestant Work Ethic"

Max Weber, The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism

11.00-12.30

Session 8: "The Protestant Work Ethic" contd.

JR.H. Tawney, "The New Medicine for Poverty" from Religion and the Rise of Capitalism

12.30-1.30

Lunch

6.15-7.15

Dinner


Thursday
June 7

8.15-9.00

Breakfast

9.00-10.30

Session 9: Work and Workers in Catholic Social Teaching

John Paul II, Laborem Exercens

11.00-12.30

Session 10: Russell on Leisure

JBertrand Russell, "In Praise of Idleness"

12.30-1.30

Lunch

4.30-6.00

Session 11: Pieper on Leisure

Josef Pieper, Leisure, the Basis of Culture

6.15-7.15

Dinner


Friday
June 8

8.15-9.00

Breakfast

9.00-10.30

Session 12: Work and Leisure

J.M. Keynes, "Economic Possibilities for Our Grandchildren"
Robert and Edward Skidelsky, How Much Is Enough?

11.00-12.30

Session 13: Work and Leisure

Robert and Edward Skidelsky, How Much Is Enough?

12.30-1.30

Lunch

4.30-6.00

Session 14: Final Thoughts

No new reading

6.15-7.15

Dinner