What is college really for? More thoughts on society and the liberal arts

| July 30, 2010

Reposted from Arts & Humanities. Written by jayhammond.

In his recent book “Shop Class as Soul Craft,” Matthew B. Crawford calls into question the prevailing sentiment that “knowledge work” is somehow more intrinsically valuable than skilled trade labor. Crawford earned a Ph.D in political philosophy from the University of Chicago, and is now a fellow and the institute for advanced studies at the …