Shop Class as Soulcraft

An Inquiry into the Value of Work

by Matthew B. Crawford

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Shop Class as Soulcraft
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Shop Class as Soulcraft
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An Inquiry into the Value of Work
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Matthew B. Crawford

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A philosopher and mechanic extolls the virtues of manual labor, describing how the satisfactions and challenges of creating with one's own hands promotes a sense of connection to life that office work suppresses.