Attention Deficit – The New Atlantis

How should we respond to the ready availability of corrosive activities, whether slots in convenience stores or Internet pornography or just the constant, unwanted, commercialized intrusions on our attention? For Crawford, the dominant libertarian response — live and let live — is inadequate. Because the libertarians assume a world of autonomous individuals and fail to understand the situated character of human life, they don’t comprehend the nature of these new threats to the pursuit of a good life; in sum, they have “an outdated view of where the threats to freedom lie.”

Diana Schaub reviews ‘The World Beyond Your Head,’ Matthew B. Crawford’s book about an increasingly limited resource

Source: Diana Schaub, Attention Deficit – The New Atlantis

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