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The Unexpected Neighbor

The Unexpected Neighbor

The remarkable social philosopher and Catholic priest Ivan Illich was once asked, “Given what you suggest about institutions, what is the best way to make change, violent revolution or gradual reform?” Illich answered, “Neither, the best way to bring change is to give an alternative story.” (in David Cayley’s, … 866 more words

Christianity

Eğitim Üzerine 1: Ivan Illich - Okulsuz Toplum

Efendim bu hafta itibariyle yeni 4-5 bölümlük bir yazı dizisine niyet ettik inşallah. Nereden çıktı bu fikir? Geçtiğimiz güz döneminde, Bilim Sanat Vakfında bir eğitim sosyolojisi okuma grubunun toplantılarına iştirak ettik. 1,785 more words

Eleştiri

De-Churching Society (Prophetic Reflection)

Christian worship forms were developed primarily from Jewish synagogue practices of the 1st Century CE. Yet, the Jewish people, prior to the Mosaic Covenant, worshiped God through personal and familial spiritual practices, not those developed by hierarchical or institutional religion. 513 more words

Transcendence

[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

Philosophy

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

Books