"The Cost of Paying Attention," The New York Times (Sunday Review), March 7, 2015
"How We Lost Our Attention," The Hedgehog Review, Vol. 16, No. 2 (Summer 2014)
"The Case for Working with Your Hands," New York Times Magazine, May 24, 2009
"Shop Class as Soulcraft," The New Atlantis, Summer 2006
“Work and Dignity: A Conversation between Mike Rose and Matthew Crawford,” The Hedgehog Review, Vol. 14, No. 3, Fall 2012
“Work and Self-Knowledge,” Acta Philosophica, Vol. 21, Issue 1, 2012. This is my contribution to an international book forum devoted to Shop Class as Soulcraft.
"The Limits of Neuro-Talk," in Scientific and Philosophical Perspectives in Neuroethics, edited by James Giordano and Bert Gordijn (Cambridge UP, 2010), originally published in The New Atlantis, Winter 2008
"Science Education and Liberal Education," The New Atlantis, Spring 2005
"Six Favorite Books," The Week, May 3, 2015
“Five Best Books on Working” Wall Street Journal, Labor Day weekend, 2009
The Flight from Reality in the Human Sciences by Ian Shapiro, in The New Atlantis, Spring 2007
Scandalous Knowledge: Science, Truth and the Human by Barbara Herrnstein Smith, in The New Atlantis, Winter 2007
Plato and the Hero: Courage, Manliness and the Impersonal Good by Angela Hobbs, in Ethics, v. 112, no. 4 (July 2002)
Greco-Roman Perspectives on Friendship, ed. John T. Fitzgerald, in The Journal of Religion, v. 78, no. 4 (October 1998)
“Learn a Trade,” Kappan, The Magazine of the Phi Delta Kappa Society, etc.
"What a Good Job Looks Like," Forbes.com, June 17, 2009