Challenges of Ivan Illich, The: A Collective Reflection

SUNY Press
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This unique collection examines the man Utne Reader has called “the greatest social critic of the twentieth century.” The essays—all by people Illich has influenced personally—discuss how his life and thought have affected conceptualization, study, and practice of psychotherapy, notions about education, ideas concerning the historical development of the text, perceptions of technology, as well as other topics. All of Illich’s books are discussed and his ideas on education, theology, technology, anarchism, and society are examined in relationship to those of René Girard, Karl Polanyi, Emmanuel Levinas, and Jacques Ellul. Illich’s previously unpublished paper offering a new view of conspiracy in European history is included.
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Lee Hoinacki is an independent scholar in residence at St. Malachy’s, Philadelphia, and the author of El Camino: Walking to Santiago de Compostela; Stumbling Toward Justice: Stories of Place; and Dying Is Not Death.

Carl Mitcham is Professor of Liberal Arts and International Studies at the Colorado School of Mines and author of Thinking through Technology: The Path between Engineering and Philosophy and other works of critical reflection on science and technology.

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SUNY Press
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Published on
Feb 1, 2012
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Pages
266
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ISBN
9780791488294
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English
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Education / Philosophy, Theory & Social Aspects
Religion / Christian Theology / Ethics
Science / Philosophy & Social Aspects
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