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The World Beyond Your Head

On Becoming an Individual in an Age of Distraction

By Matthew B. Crawford
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The World Beyond Your Head: On Becoming an Individual in an Age of Distraction by Matthew B. Crawford

Our world has changed enormously in recent years. We’ve developed amazing technology, but this technology has also taken a toll on many important aspects of our lives: our attention spans, our relationships and even our personalities. The World Beyond Your Head (2015) is all about the modern crisis of attention and how you can extract yourself from it.

  • People frustrated with the modern world
  • Those who spend too much time on social media
  • Anyone who wants to improve their concentration

Matthew Crawford is a philosopher and motorcycle mechanic. He’s also a contributing editor at The New Atlantis and a senior fellow at the University of Virginia’s Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture.

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