Raymond Geuss is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at the University of Cambridge. He is the author of over a dozen books on political and critical theory, ethics and the history of philosophy, including The Idea of a Critical Theory (Cambridge, 1981), History and Illusion in Politics (Cambridge, 2001), Changing the Subject (2017) and Who Needs a World View? (2020).
Raymond Geuss has produced a timely and major contribution to our understanding of the complex reality of work. The book skilfully opens up important new questions whilst thoughtfully re-engaging with the classics. It is also a beautifully written study in which the tortuous, uncertain yet unavoidable place which work takes in all our lives is delicately unpacked with the author's characteristic insightfulness and good humour. Brian O'Connor, University College Dublin