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The World Beyond Your Head: On Becoming an Individual in an Age of Distraction

The World Beyond Your Head: On Becoming an Individual in an Age of Distraction

作者 : Matthew B. Crawford

出版社 : FARRAR STRAUS GIROUX

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定價 : NT 560

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星期日泰晤士報稱本書作者為「這個時代最有影響力的思想家之一」。

這是個訊息超載、讓人不斷分心的世界,經常有人抱怨受到許多干擾,生活破碎,精神壓力極大,工作也受到破壞,但可怕的是,這看似干擾的背後,掌握的是更多資源,將表面意義轉化成更加容易理解的技術與策略,作者表示,促發他撰寫本書的動機是一次網路購物,在等待刷卡的瞬間幾秒,他發現以前只是亂槍打鳥的網路廣告,現在得以依照使用者習慣與興趣,呈現更為精準的廣告,這個發現,促使他關注當代生活背後的正在經歷的驚人發展。

另一本暢銷書 Shop Class as Soulcraft,目前已譯成九種語言,促使美國和歐洲的教育、勞工政策的廣泛反思。

From Matthew Crawford, 'one of the most influential thinkers of our time' (Sunday Times), comes The World Beyond Your Head - a hugely ambitious manifesto on flourishing in the modern world.

In this brilliant follow-up to The Case for Working with Your Hands, Crawford investigates the challenge of mastering one's own mind. With ever-increasing demands on our attention, how do we focus on what's really important in our lives?

Exploring the intense focus of ice-hockey players, the zoned-out behaviour of gambling addicts, and the inherited craft of building pipe organs, Crawford argues that our current crisis of attention is the result of long-held assumptions in Western culture and that in order to flourish, we need to establish meaningful connections with the world, the people around us and the historical moment we live in.

Praise for The Case for Working With Your Hands:


'The best book I have read for ages . . . a profound exploration of modern education, work and capitalism' Telegraph

'Full of interesting stories and thought-provoking aperçus enlivened with humour . . . Important, memorable and enjoyable' The Times


'Masterly' Economist

Matthew Crawford is a philosopher and mechanic. He has a Ph.D. in political philosophy from the University of Chicago and served as a postdoctoral fellow on its Committee on Social Thought. Currently a senior fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture at the University of Virginia, he also runs Shockoe Moto, a motorcycle repair shop.
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