Ivan Illich

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(Philosopher, historian, researcher, author)
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Born1926-09-04
Vienna, Austria
Died2002-12-02 (Age 76)
Bremen, Germany
ReligionChristianity
Not particularly celebrated during his lifetime, Illich was one of the most original thinkers of the 20th century, perhaps of all time.

Background

Illich was born in Austria in 1926. After the anschluss with Germany, his family left for Italy.

Discipline

After his protector Cardinal Spelman died, Illich was called to Rome.

Ideas

Illich was a radical critic of the modern worldview. He developed an original and unorthodox critique of consumer society and of the process of institutionalisation.[1]

4 September 1926|2 December 2002|


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