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)

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