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Matthew B. Crawford
University of Virginia
  1. The Value of Manual Work.Maria Pia Chirinos, Matthew B. Crawford & Marco D'Avenia - 2012 - Acta Philosophica 21 (1):171 - 184.
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    Moral Relativism: Can One Community Give Another a Reason to Change?Matthew A. Crawford - unknown
    This paper examines the popular philosophical theory of moral relativism. Traditionally, the theory argues that communities have their own conceptual frameworks of morality that are inaccessible to those outside of the community. Thus, one community cannot give another community a moral reason to change a practice. In this paper, I will examine David Velleman’s version of the theory presented in his book Foundations for Moral Relativism. This version posits that the drive towards mutual interpretability is a universal drive among human (...)
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    The Case for Working with Your Hands, or, Why Office Work is Bad for Us and Fixing Things Feels Good.Matthew Crawford - 2010 - Viking Press.
    A brief case for the useful arts -- The separation of thinking from doing -- To be master of one's own stuff -- The education of a gearhead: from amateur to professional -- The contradictions of the cubicle -- Thinking as doing -- Work, leisure, and full engagement.
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    Teachers and Students.Matthew B. Crawford - 2018 - Tradition and Discovery 44 (2):4-9.
    The transmission of knowledge requires trust, which is a moral relation between teacher and student. This relation requires the suspension of democratic/individualistic suspicion against the idea of intellectual rank and authority. Ultimately this is for the sake of an end that is affirmable by the lights of democratic individualism: the intellectual independence of the student. But education cannot itself be a democratic enterprise if it is to sustain deference to the idea of truth, as it must.
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    Book Notes. [REVIEW]Bettina G. Bergo, Bernard Boxill, Matthew B. Crawford, Patrick Croskery, Michael J. Degnan, Paul Graham, Kenneth Kipnis, Avery H. Kolers, Henry S. Richardson & David S. Weberman - 2002 - Ethics 112 (4):884-889.
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    Measuring the New World: Enlightenment Science and South America.Matthew James Crawford - 2012 - Annals of Science 69 (3):441-443.
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    Escaping the Historiographical Blackmail of Modernity: The History of Nature and Knowledge in Tokugawa Japan.Matthew James Crawford - 2018 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences 70:33-35.
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    Measuring the New World: Enlightenment Science and South America.Matthew Crawford - 2008 - Annals of Science 65 (3):441-443.
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