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Thu, Nov 29 | UT-Austin, Waggener Hall 302

Matthew Crawford First Things Lecture: "Attention as a Cultural Problem and the Possibility of Education"

What is education in an age of distraction? How can we better develop the powers of attention necessary for deep formation when so many challenges exist? Distraction is a rampant cultural problem, maybe even more than it is an individual temptation. Join us for a conversation with Matthew Crawford.
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Nov 29, 2018, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
UT-Austin, Waggener Hall 302, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, USA

About The Event

What is education in an age of distraction? How can we better develop the powers of attention necessary for deep formation when so many challenges exist? Distraction is a rampant cultural problem, perhaps even more than it is an individual temptation. Join us for a First Things lecture and conversation with Dr. Matthew Crawford on rethinking the challenges to education and the economics of attention.

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Matthew B. Crawford attended the University of California at Santa Barbara, where he majored in physics. Later he earned a PhD in political philosophy from the University of Chicago, specializing in ancient political thought. Currently he is a senior fellow at the University of Virginia’s Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture, and also fabricates parts for custom motorcycles in Richmond, Virginia. He is the author of Shop Class as Soulcraft (2010) and The World Beyond Your Head (2015).

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