Matthew B. Crawford


Matthew B. Crawford is a senior fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture at the University of Virginia. His books include Why We Drive: Toward a Philosophy of the Open RoadThe World Beyond Your Head: On Becoming an Individual in an Age of Distraction, and the best-selling Shop Class as Soulcraft: An Inquiry into the Value of Work.  


from Identities—What Are They Good For?, Volume 20, Number 2

We hear it said a lot these days: white privilege, male privilege, cisgender privilege

On Frank Speech

from Meritocracy and its Discontents, Volume 18, Number 2

The role of frank speech in democratic culture is something worth considering, especially in light of the renewed ferment over political correctness.

How We Lost Our Attention

from Minding Our Minds, Volume 16, Number 2

This is a fertile time in the philosophy of mind and cognitive science for thinking about attention.

My Father Was There When I Really Needed Him

A  lesson in what it takes to be a father, and why a kid might want to have one.


According to current usage, privilege means something like good fortune.