Ivan Illich


Born
in Vienna, Austria
September 04, 1926

Died
December 02, 2002

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Influences


Ivan Illich was an Austrian philosopher, Roman Catholic priest and critic of the institutions of contemporary western culture and their effects of the provenance and practice of education, medicine, work, energy use, and economic development.

Average rating: 4.05 · 3,794 ratings · 398 reviews · 52 distinct worksSimilar authors
Deschooling Society

4.05 avg rating — 2,158 ratings — published 1971 — 53 editions
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Tools for Conviviality

4.06 avg rating — 416 ratings — published 1973 — 23 editions
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Limits to Medicine: Medical...

4.06 avg rating — 304 ratings — published 1974 — 29 editions
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Energy and Equity

4.13 avg rating — 160 ratings — published 1973 — 13 editions
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The Right to Useful Unemplo...

4.05 avg rating — 132 ratings — published 1977 — 10 editions
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Disabling Professions

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4.19 avg rating — 86 ratings — published 1977 — 6 editions
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In the Vineyard of the Text...

4.35 avg rating — 89 ratings — published 1991
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Gender

3.91 avg rating — 77 ratings — published 1982 — 11 editions
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ABC: The Alphabetization of...

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4.02 avg rating — 61 ratings — published 1988 — 7 editions
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Ivan Illich in Conversation

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4.17 avg rating — 42 ratings — published 1992 — 7 editions
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More books by Ivan Illich…
“School is the advertising agency which makes you believe that you need the society as it is.”
Ivan Illich

“Most learning is not the result of instruction. It is rather the result of unhampered participation in a meaningful setting. Most people learn best by being "with it," yet school makes them identify their personal, cognitive growth with elaborate planning and manipulation.”
Ivan Illich, Deschooling Society

“School has become the world religion of a modernized proletariat, and makes futile promises of salvation to the poor of the technological age.”
Ivan Illich, Deschooling Society

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