Sunday, 4 June 2017
This week's Book of the Week is Peter Korn's Why We Make Things and Why It Matters.
Why do humans continue to make new objects in a world already full of objects? Why do we esteem things that are well made, and why do some people choose to devote their lives to making things well?
>> Peter Korn is the founder and director of the Centre for Furniture Craftsmanship in Rockport, Maine, a model for craft education and a hotbed of craft philosophy.
>> A free lecture from Korn.
>> Hard at work.
>> Techne is its own branch of philosophy, distinct from epistime.
>> Why do we hate cheap things?
>> But 'Is the Object Really Necessary?' (also here)