What You'll Learn:
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.