The concept of the liberal arts, coming from the tradition of classicism, is greatly in contrast to technical education as evident throughout society, from grade school tracking to differences in prestige for degrees and jobs. This paper seeks to examine Matthew Crawford’s argument for the intellectual promise of the trades as another manifestation of the classicist’s dream of placing education as an antidote to the ills of modern life, as described by Carolyn Winterer.
Horohov, Jessica E.
"Classicism in Matthew Crawford’s "Shop Class as Soulcraft","
Kentucky Journal of Higher Education Policy and Practice: Vol. 2
, Article 2.
Available at: http://uknowledge.uky.edu/kjhepp/vol2/iss1/2