The Case for Working with Your Hands

The Case for Working with Your Hands

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 ...

Author: Matthew Crawford

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141047294

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 234

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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.
Categories: Business & Economics

The Case for Working with Your Hands Or Why Office Work is Bad for Us and Fixing Things Feels Good

The Case for Working with Your Hands  Or  Why Office Work is Bad for Us and Fixing Things Feels Good

He explores the moral benefits of a technical education, and argues that the skilled manual trades may be one of the few sure paths to a good living.

Author: Matthew B. Crawford

Publisher:

ISBN: 0670918741

Category: Psychology

Page: 246

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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.
Categories: Psychology

The Case for Working with Your Hands

The Case for Working with Your Hands

The Case for Working with Your Hands or Why Office Work is Bad for Us and Fixing Things Feels Good Matthew Crawford VIKING an imprint of PENGUIN BOOKS VIKING Published by the Penguin Group Penguin Books Ltd, 80 The Case for Working with ...

Author: Matthew Crawford

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141954882

Category: Philosophy

Page: 256

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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.
Categories: Philosophy

The Humanity of Private Law

The Humanity of Private Law

68Crawford, The Case for Working With Your Hands (Penguin, 2011) (also published in 2009 in the United States under the title Shop Class as Soulcraft). 69Braverman, Labor and Monopoly Capital (n 67), 56–57. 70Ibid, 78.

Author: Nicholas McBride

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781509911967

Category: Law

Page: 296

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The Humanity of Private Law presents a new way of thinking about English private law. Making a decisive break from earlier views of private law, which saw private law as concerned with wealth-maximisation or preserving relationships of mutual independence between its subjects, the author argues that English private law's core concern is the flourishing of its subjects. THIS VOLUME - presents a critique of alternative explanations of private law; - defines and sets out the key building blocks of private law; - sets out the vision of human flourishing (the RP) that English private law has in mind in seeking to promote its subjects' flourishing; - shows how various features of English private law are fine-tuned to ensure that its subjects enjoy a flourishing existence, according to the vision of human flourishing provided by the RP; - explains how other features of English private law are designed to preserve private law's legitimacy while it pursues its core concern of promoting human flourishing; - defends the view of English private law presented here against arguments that it does not adequately fit the rules and doctrines of private law, or that it is implausible to think that English private law is concerned with promoting human flourishing. A follow-up volume will question whether the RP is correct as an account of what human flourishing involves, and consider what private law would look like if it sought to give effect to a more authentic vision of human flourishing. The Humanity of Private Law is essential reading for students, academics and judges who are interested in understanding private law in common law jurisdictions, and for anyone interested in the nature and significance of human flourishing.
Categories: Law

Proceedings

Proceedings

case . stitution , and it said that the em- cree and say that this man cannot use ployer shall lay down the tools of the his hands ; this little ... It was my fortunate privilege to working with his hands or the tools argue that case .

Author: Bricklayers, Masons, and Plasterers International Union of America. Convention

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B3922366

Category: Bricklayers

Page: 628

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Categories: Bricklayers

Parliamentary Papers

Parliamentary Papers

The next is the case of This was accidental . man falling from the top of his largain 24,763 . ... On what occasions is it necessary for to be very careful in what I say . a man working with his hands to obtain his 24,764 .

Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons

Publisher:

ISBN: OSU:32435066008350

Category: Great Britain

Page:

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Categories: Great Britain

Reports of All the Cases Decided by All the Superior Courts Relating to Magistrates Municipal and Parochial Law

Reports of All the Cases Decided by All the Superior Courts Relating to Magistrates  Municipal  and Parochial Law

The appellants ' income from the from the property in question . town dues cannot be said to arise from their occuThe ... on this point the staterateable value in his hands in the usual way , have , ments in the case are not clear .

Author: Great Britain. Courts

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:35112103820710

Category: Law reports, digests, etc

Page:

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Categories: Law reports, digests, etc

Journals of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Ontario

Journals of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Ontario

I was not acting as practical engineer working with my hands . ... All the material had to pass under my inspection ; in the case of the timber , I said whether a stick was fit to be put in or not , whether the bridge was made up co the ...

Author: Ontario. Legislative Assembly

Publisher:

ISBN: CHI:096180123

Category: Ontario

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Categories: Ontario

Why We Drive

Why We Drive

Witty and ingenious throughout, Why We Drive is a rebellious and daring celebration of the irrepressible human spirit.

Author: Matthew B. Crawford

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 9780062741981

Category: Transportation

Page: 368

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A brilliant and defiant celebration of driving as a unique pathway of human freedom, by "one of the most influential thinkers of our time" (Sunday Times) "Why We Drive weaves philosophers, thinkers, and scientific research with shade-tree mechanics and racers to defend our right to independence, making the case that freedom of motion is essential to who we are as a species. ... We hope you'll read it." —Road & Track Once we were drivers, the open road alive with autonomy, adventure, danger, trust, and speed. Today we are as likely to be in the back seat of an Uber as behind the wheel ourselves. Tech giants are hurling us toward a shiny, happy “self-driving” future, selling utopia but equally keen to advertise to a captive audience strapped into another expensive device. Are we destined, then, to become passengers, not drivers? Why We Drive reveals that much more may be at stake than we might think. Ten years ago, in the New York Times-bestselling Shop Class as Soulcraft, philosopher-mechanic Matthew B. Crawford—a University of Chicago PhD who owned his own motorcycle shop—made a revolutionary case for manual labor, one that ran headlong against the pretentions of white-collar office work. Now, using driving as a window through which to view the broader changes wrought by technology on all aspects of contemporary life, Crawford investigates the driver’s seat as one of the few remaining domains of skill, exploration, play—and freedom. Blending philosophy and hands-on storytelling, Crawford grounds the narrative in his own experience in the garage and behind the wheel, recounting his decade-long restoration of a vintage Volkswagen as well as his journeys to thriving automotive subcultures across the country. Crawford leads us on an irreverent but deeply considered inquiry into the power of faceless bureaucracies, the importance of questioning mindless rules, and the battle for democratic self-determination against the surveillance capitalists. A meditation on the competence of ordinary people, Why We Drive explores the genius of our everyday practices on the road, the rewards of “folk engineering,” and the existential value of occasionally being scared shitless. Witty and ingenious throughout, Why We Drive is a rebellious and daring celebration of the irrepressible human spirit.
Categories: Transportation

Proceedings of the Parliament of South Australia

Proceedings of the Parliament of South Australia

I am not sure how far it has been the case with selections , whether they have very largely passed into the hands of ... selection of suitable localities , so as to meet the case of working men with respect to being near their labor .

Author: South Australia. Parliament

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105015443653

Category: South Australia

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Categories: South Australia