Common Worlds, Common Sense, and the Digital RealmI’ve been thinking about tables of late, literally and figuratively. Chiefly, what I’ve had in mind is the table as an emblem of hospitality, and, relatedly, as an example of the material infrastructure of our social lives or the stuff of life that sustains and mediates human re…
Remembering Illich: A Conversation with Gov. Jerry BrownListen now | Gov. Jerry Brown, a longtime friend of Ivan Illich's and student of his work sat down to talk to me about his friendship with Illich and t…
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What Do Human Beings Need?We have an opportunity to examine more carefully some of the assumptions that have informed the way we think about the nature of a good life. And I wou…
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Remembering Illich: A Conversation with Gustavo Esteva Listen now (67 min) | It was my pleasure back in June to enjoy a conversation with Carl Mitcham about the life and work of Ivan Illich. A couple of wee…
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Human Interests and Technological SystemsWhen a system becomes sufficiently complex, the human element more often than not becomes a problem to be solved. The solution is to either remove the …
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Care, Friendship, Hospitality: Reflections on the Thought of Ivan IllichOver the past couple of months, believing that Ivan Illich’s thought indeed spoke with renewed urgency to our moment, I’ve revisited two of his earlies…
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Reading Illich: In the Vineyard of the Text, Asynchronous ThreadWelcome to our asynchronous discussion of Ivan Illich’s In the Vineyard of the Text. As I mentioned in introducing the book earlier this month, …
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Hello all, After a little back and forth on my part, I’ve decided to have us read In the Vineyard of the Text (1993) this month. This is a rather diffe…
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