Crawford’s The World Beyond Your Head


The World Beyond Your Head:On Becoming An Individual In An Age of Distraction

Matthew B. Crawford

This book by Crawford of “Shop class is Soul Craft” fame is another in a long line of recent books on the power of attention and craft in a age of twitter and youtube. There’s an important point here — that focused attention, especially on actual physical labor, is fulfilling and important, but I found some of the extrapolations to larger philosophical points labored. Crawford on the jig and its place in the work of a skilled laborer is fascinating, Crawford on Kant I found a bit of an overreach.

Not Recommended.

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