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[Day 23] Tools for Conviviality - If we continue our industrial way, we will eventually destroy everything.

So I have finished Tools for Conviviality, another book in My December Reading’s list. With only 110 pages, this book takes me 3 whole days to digest, with me reading around 2 hours, stop doing another thing to regain concentration, and then continue. 572 more words


deschooling society - ivan illich

“…the right to learn is curtailed by the obligation to attend school.”

“The pupil is thereby ‘schooled’ to confuse teaching with learning, grade advancement with education, a diploma with competence, and fluency with the ability to say something new.” 110 more words

To Heck with Good Intentions

Ivan Illich was quite the character.   This Austrian-born philospher / Catholic priest traveled to Mexico to work in a language school for missionaries.  However, he hated the idea of missionary work, and his purpose was to observe the effects of this auspiciously benevolent enterprise. 448 more words

Notes on “Deschooling Society” by Ivan Illich (1971) - Part One

There was so much awesome in this book. I wish I had started writing out these notes while I read! I’m going to be here awhile re-thinking and writing, but maybe that’s good for me. 845 more words


Analytic Philosophy as a dead-end

Rhetoric is not only concerned with the how of what we say, but also with the what. That is, it is just as concerned with how we work out what to say, how we find and follow ideas or thoughts as with how we shape them to create a convincing speech or text. 1,840 more words


How to Think About Memory and Technology

I suppose it is the case that we derive some pleasure from imagining ourselves to be part of a beleaguered but noble minority. This may explain why a techno-enthusiast finds it necessary… 1,985 more words


The City as Commons

A broadly held view in the modern world is that economic relations are best governed by some mix of state regulation, and market-mediated exchange of privately owned resources. 2,352 more words

Energy Transitions