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Ivan Illich

austrian philosopher and theologist

1926   -   2002

movement: degrowth, environmentalism
country of citizenship: First Republic of Austria, United States of America
educated at: University of Florence, Pontifical Gregorian University
occupation: writer, historian, pedagogue, philosopher, literary critic, anthropologist, priest
influenced by: Emmanuel Levinas, Traditionalist School, René Guénon, Frithjof Schuon, Paulo Freire

Ivan Illich (; 4 September 1926 – 2 December 2002) was a Croatian-Austrian philosopher, Roman Catholic priest, and critic of the institutions of modern Western culture, who addressed contemporary practices in education, medicine, work, energy use, transportation, and economic development. The book that brought Ivan Illich to public attention was Deschooling Society published in 1971. It was a groundbreaking critique of compulsory mass education. He argued that the oppressive structure of the school system could not be reformed but must be dismantled in order to free humanity from the crippling effects of lifelong institutionalization.
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works

12

Energia ed equità

book by Ivan Illich

author: Ivan Illich

1973

Deschooling Society

book by Ivan Illich

author: Ivan Illich

1971

Medical Nemesis

book by Ivan Illich

author: Ivan Illich

1975

Le travail fantôme

author: Ivan Illich

Tools for Conviviality

book by Ivan Illich

author: Ivan Illich

1973

The Right to Useful Unemployment

author: Ivan Illich

Beyond Economics and Ecology

author: Ivan Illich

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