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The World Beyond Your Head: how to flourish in an age of distraction [Audio]

The World Beyond Your Head: how to flourish in an age of distraction [Audio]

Speaker(s): Matthew Crawford | Matthew Crawford will be in conversation with Professor Richard Sennett about his new book, The World Beyond Your Head: How to Flourish in an Age of Distraction, in which he 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? 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. Richard Sennett is Director of Theatrum Mundi, University Professor of the Humanities at New York University and Professor of Sociology at LSE. Credits: Tom Sturdy (Audio Post-Production), LSE AV Services (Audio Recording).

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