Ohio University: “Why We Drive: Toward a Philosophy of the Open Road”

George Washington Forum: “Why We Drive: Toward a Philosophy of the Open Road”


The George Washington Forum at Ohio University, a JMC partner program, will be hosting Matthew Crawford for a lecture on his latest book, Why We Drive: Toward a Philosophy of the Open Road.

Wednesday, November 18, 2020 • 7:30 PM
A virtual webinar through Zoom

Free and open to the public

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Matthew Crawford is a senior fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study in Culture at the University of Virginia. After majoring in physics as an undergraduate at the University of California at Santa Barbara, he earned his Ph.D. in political philosophy from the University of Chicago. In addition to Why We Drive: Toward a Philosophy of the Open Road (2020), he is the author of Shop Class as Soul Craft: An Inquiry into the Value of Work (2009) and The World Beyond Your Head: On Becoming an Individual in the Age of Distraction (2015).

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The George Washington Forum on American Ideas, Politics, and Institutions at Ohio University is a participant in JMC’s Ohio Political Economy Initiative, made possible by a grant from the Thomas W. Smith Foundation. The Forum teaches America’s foundational principles in their Western intellectual, political, and institutional contexts. It is grounded on the idea that students facing an increasingly globalized world need to understand what characterizes and distinguishes the nation in which they live and the civilization from which it emerged. The Forum helps students become enlightened citizens in a liberal democracy whose roots run deep in Western civilization, but whose ideals and interests transcend the West.

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