From 'one of the most influential thinkers of our time' ( Sunday Times ): how to respond to today's demands on our attention In this brilliant follow-up to The Case for Working with Your Hands , Matthew Crawford investigates the challenge of mastering one's own mind. With ever-increasing demands on our attention, and with capitalism increasingly invading every space, how do we focus on what's really important in our lives? Exploring the intense focus of ice-hockey players, the flow of a cook in their element, and the inherited craft of building pipe organs, Crawford argues that in order to flourish, we need to return to lives where we establish meaningful connections with objects and the people around us.
Absolutely superb: elegant, surprising, hard-hitting and very important Guy Claxton, author of 'Hare Brain, Tortoise Mind'
Matthew B. Crawford, promovierter Philosoph und Motorradmechaniker, studierte politische Philosophie an der University of Chicago und war dort Fellow am Commitee on Social Thought. Zurzeit lehrt er am University of Virginia s Institute of Advanced Studies in Culture und arbeitet als Motorradmechaniker in seiner eigenen Reparaturwerkstatt Shockoe Moto in Richmond, Virginia.