Matthew B. Crawford

Matthew B. Crawford is an American writer and research fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture at the University of Virginia. Crawford majored in physics as an undergraduate, then turned to political philosophy. He earned his PhD from the University of Chicago. He is a contributing editor at The New Atlantis, and a motorcycle mechanic. His works include Shopclass as SoulcraftThe World Beyond Your Head: On Becoming an Individual in an Age of Distraction, and Why We Drive: Toward a Philosophy of the Open Road.

Shopclass as Soulcraft

Matthew B. Crawford (1965-) is an American writer, author, and mechanic. He has a doctorate in political philosophy, and currently serves as a fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture at the University of Virginia. Alongside his work in academia, Crawford is a small business owner, operating a motorcycle repair shop called Shockoe Moto. When he is not at the institute or in his shop, he is also a contributing editor for The New Atlantis. One particular essay he wrote gave rise to this work, Shop Class as Soulcraft, wherein Crawford embarks on a philosophical reflection into the nature and value of work.

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