The recent tendency of shifting labor as a social value to the lower levels of public consciousness prevails in the hierarchies of different social groups. From the 1950s the researches, especially foreign, often have opposed labor to creative work. The main conclusion drawn by them is that in the post-industrial age, the labor society is substituted by creative society. Is this opposition correct? If it is, where is the border between "the labor for need" and "creative labor"? The answers for these questions are determined by the meaning implied to human labor as the eternal philosophic category.
Key words: Labor, labor conceptions, human activity, creative work, adaptation characteristics of labor.