Why We Drive: Toward a Philosophy of the Open Road (Large Print)

Why We Drive: Toward a Philosophy of the Open Road (Large Print)

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From the author of the landmark Shop Class as Soulcraft, a brilliant, first-of-its-kind celebration of driving that views the open road as a unique pathway of human freedom, one now critically threatened by automation.

Using driving as a window through which to view the broad changes wrought by technology on contemporary life, Matthew B. Crawford investigates the driver's seat as one of the few remaining domains of skill, exploration, play - and freedom.

Blending philosophy and storytelling,Crawford recounts his decade-long restoration of a vintage Volkswagen and journeys to automotive subcultures across the country. Crawford leads us on an irreverent but deeply considered inquiry into the power of bureaucracies, the importance of questioning rules and the battle for democratic self-determination against surveillance capitalists. 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.

ISBN: 9780062999900

Published Date: May 12, 2020

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

Language: English

Page Count: 518

Size: 8.96" l x 5.96" w x 1.35" h