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The Craftsman


Why do people work hard, and take pride in what they do? This book, a philosophically-minded enquiry into practical activity of many different kinds past and present, is about what happens when people try to do a good job. It asks us to think about the true meaning of skill in the 'skills society' and argues that pure competition is a poor way to achieve quality work. Sennett suggests, instead, that there is a craftsman in every human being, which can sometimes be enormously motivating and inspiring - and can also in other ...

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The Craftsman
2009, Yale University Press

ISBN-13: 9780300151190

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The Craftsman
2009, Penguin Books Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9780141022093

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The Craftsman
2008, Yale University Press, New Haven, CT

ISBN-13: 9780300119091


The Craftsman
2008, Allen Lane, London

ISBN-13: 9780713998733


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