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Why We Drive – A Philosopher’s Celebration of Freedom and Risk on the Open Road

Matthew Crawford in conversation with Bryan Appleyard

62 mins watch time

Posted August 2020

Philosophy

Is the driver’s seat one of the few remaining places where we still regularly take risks and enjoy true freedom? Philosopher and motorcyclist Matthew Crawford identifies the open road with autonomy and adventure. Yet even behind the wheel, we are subject to the rise of automated technology and mindless, bureaucratic rules. His is a rebellious battle for self-determination and the existential value of occasionally being scared shitless.