The Case For Working With Your Hands

Author: Matthew Crawford
Editor: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141954884
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Why do some jobs offer fulfilment while others leave us frustrated? Why do we so often think of our working selves as separate from our 'true' selves? Over the course of the twentieth century, we have separated mental work from manual labour, replacing the workshop with either the office cubicle or the factory line. In this inspiring and persuasive book, Matthew Crawford explores the dangers of this false distinction and presents instead the case for working with your hands. He brings to life the immense psychological and intellectual satisfactions of making and fixing things, explores the moral benefits of a technical education and, at a time when jobs are increasingly being outsourced over the internet, argues that the skilled manual trades may be one of the few sure paths to a good living. Drawing on the work of our greatest thinkers, from Aristotle to Heidegger, from Karl Marx to Iris Murdoch, as well as on his own experiences as an electrician and motorcycle mechanic, Crawford delivers a radical, timely and extremely enjoyable re-evaluation of our attitudes to work.
The Case for Working with Your Hands
Language: en
Pages: 256
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Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-05-06 - Publisher: Penguin UK

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Language: en
Pages: 256
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Categories: Business & Economics
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Language: en
Pages: 265
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Categories: Social Science
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