Intrapersonal Communication in the Division of Labour: An Allegory

The original title of this piece was: A Manifesto promulgated for the purposes of enumerating the Order and Evolution of Intrapersonal Communication in the determination of the Division of Labour.

In dedication to


The psychological rule says that when an inner situation is not made conscious, it happens outside, as fate. That is to say, when the individual remains undivided and does not become conscious of his inner opposite, the world must perforce act out the conflict.


ALL YE FORTHCOME—let us now appropriate Hilbert, and endeavour to wonder: oh, the division of labour! No other question has ever moved so profoundly the spirit of man; no other idea has so fruitfully stimulated his intellect; yet no other concept stands in greater need of clarification than that of the division of labour. It is nothing short of a miracle that the progress of society has become the certain if not involuntary concern of the individual. In contrast to primitive collective organisation, where each strives for his own self-sufficiency, his own preservation, today the individual strives for their own society’s self-sufficiency, their own society’s preservation. He distinguishes himself from others, breaking his association with the whole of nature, and the continuity that marks his soul. The individual has become merely the fragment of a structure, no longer instantiating the part of a whole. Continue reading “Intrapersonal Communication in the Division of Labour: An Allegory”