Tools for Conviviality [Ivan Illich] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. A work of seminal importance, this book presents Ivan Illich’s penetrating. Tools for Conviviality has ratings and 42 reviews. Sean said: Having a rather anti-professional stance myself, I was happy to come across Illich’s wo. Introduction. During the next several years I intend to work on an epilogue to the industrial age. I want to trace the changes in language, myth, ritual, and law.
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Having a rather anti-professional stance myself, I was happy to come across Illich’s work. He raises a lot of interesting issues and ideas. His basic premise is that over-industrialization has fashioned us into dependent clients of a professional elite. We cannot learn on our own; we cannot heal on our own; etc.
Sa Having a rather anti-professional stance myself, I was happy to come across Illich’s work. Sadly, however, I think his argument is weakened by being both too extreme and poorly argued.
Still, as someone who on one hand didn’t need much convincing and on the other wasn’t going to be totally convinced, I found this a very interesting and provocative read.
We should be talking about Illich.
Tools for Conviviality
Apr 18, Bryan Kibbe rated it really liked it. Illich is an author that I frequently find being quoted by numerous authors that I value and respect.
It was time for me to read tols from the source. This book was originally published inbut it has stood the test of time, and Illich’s insights into the nature of present day technologies and the need for fundamental technology reform are as relevant today as they were then.
At the core of Illich’s argument is a call to develop and implement technologies that promote and sustain the cr Illich is an author that I frequently find being quoted by numerous authors that I value and respect. At the core of Illich’s argument is a call to develop and implement technologies that promote and sustain the creative faculties of autonomous individuals living in authentic communities of deliberation and debate.
In many respects Cnoviviality anticipates Langdon Winner’s superb point that the specific design of technologies precipitates distinctive forms of political relationship i.
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Illich’s style is succinct and accessible and I would recommend this book to a wide audience. Jan 12, Paco marked it as to-read.
How to live together without power illicy dehumanizing each other? Sounds convivilaity in my book. I love Ivan Illich. Jul 26, Matthew Leroe rated it it was amazing. When everyone was a farmer, you simply could not find yourself in your particular line of work. Everyone was a farmer! Illich sees this circumstance as one in which you illoch forced to find your identity in your character: What kind of farmer are you? That is, what kind of man, or person are you?
Just because the modern cohviviality is specialized, I see no reason not to look to the way thi When everyone was a farmer, you simply could not find yourself in your particular line of work.
Just because the modern world lvan specialized, I see no reason not to look to the way things were as a guide to reality. We may not illuch be farmers, but we are all workers; all work has dignity. What really matters ultimately is one’s character, not career — or multiple careers. If you are x, or were x, but are no longer x, are you no longer you? Must you constantly look back to find yourself? If you are y today, but may convigiality to be y tomorrow, are you in danger of losing yourself?
This inner anxiety due to attachment to a fake identity can be overcome by nurturing Illich’s view that we are our character. One can make the course of their life the inner person, not the particular circumstance in which that person lived, such as occupation. Society may be blinded by the present moment to confer greater convivialiyy on your past, present, or future, but the wise man, in my opinion, transcends human opinion and attaches to the reality of the one person he or she will always be — the soul.
And in this naked exposure to the reality of who one is, there is always a realization of what is truly right or wrong with oneself, not supressed by momentary accolades at work. There is also an awakening to seeking the truth, holding onto it, and becoming more and more morally excellent in light of it. In this, one can die peacefully, not attached to childhood, young adulthood, a particular career one had — or never had, having died too young, parenthood, and so on.
One can seek virtue, be defined by coonviviality. Furthermore, one can stop evaluating others by their momentary property, beauty, and reputation, but by their true person as well.
Friendships can be entered into, perhaps for the first time. They can develop, they can mature, they can embrace the truth about who we really are and foster the greatest intimacy possible.
There can be no hidden pride about how one may be x or y instead of the z of one’s companion; nor can one feel falsely inferior due to being a or b. The one soul we all are manifests itself and allows for a bond of mutual respect and love, patience for real faults, persistence in helping each other overcome then, and a developing — not of a false identity, pushing each other to greater delusion, but of a real identity, where both become the truest persons they could ever be.
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I believe this book can help make a man most adaptable to any situation, diligent to take the work available to him, knowing himself intimately — who he really is, as well as those around him.
At peace, compassionate, generous, patient, Jun 21, Dhandayutha rated it really liked it Shelves: It is one of the most brilliant book i have ever read in recent time. The book was primarily written for the post industrial era of the west but the book seems more relevant and very appropriate now. He uses the term “Engineering obsolescence” to show how the modern world produces men for the sake of tools once the tools become obsolete the corresponding men also become obsolete and outdated.
So the modern world and what he call us “impovershing wealth” with its tools takes away vital skills of the It is one of the most brilliant book i have ever read in recent time.
So the modern world and what he call us “impovershing wealth” with its tools takes away vital skills of the men by creating a radical monopoly with its tools,by means of the radical monopoly it creates a modernized poverty where the present is always robbed for the better future. Because of this state better health becomes an enemy of good health.
Cohviviality creating profession out of every sea shell the modern world has taken away the men independent efficiency to harness themselves and creating the tools they need becoz of this they are always dependent on some expert or the radical monopoly to do his work. The suggestion ivan illich gives is to inverse the structure”invert the present deep structure of tools” in order to “give people tools that guarantee their coniviality to work with independent efficiency.
A stunning and life changing read for me! Jan 24, Andrew rated it it was ok Shelves: Much as I find Illich’s social aims to be congruent with my own I still couldn’t get into this book.
Toils radical as Illich is or is known to be I found his views convivialiy conservative in this book. For one there’s a distorted romanticism with the past, as in admiring the builders of the pyramids because they were physically invested in their labor, as opposed to it being mediated by technology; ancient Egypt hardly seems like a beacon for a progressive labor movement.
Tools for Conviviality by Ivan Illich
Also rolled my eyes at a “co Much as I find Illich’s social aims to be congruent with my own I still couldn’t get into this book. Also rolled my eyes at a “contraception jllich to mass murdering” argument.
Even the better parts of the book were pretty pedantic; easy to declare something, but harder to dig into the root of the problem and offer a roadmap to a solution. Jul 19, Janie rated it it was amazing Shelves: Before reading this, I already shared a lot of his theses — state socialism and capitalism are sides of an industrial coin; it is the structure of growth-focused institutions that is a problem, not who masters the structure; medicine, schooling, tokls transportation are corrupted and corrupting tools; credentialism and professional-protectionism are damaging society deeply; But — and — this gave me the opportunity to do much more than self-congratulatorily stroke my pet bailiwick.
Within Before reading this, I already shared a lot of his theses — state socialism and capitalism are sides of an industrial coin; it is the structure of growth-focused institutions that is a problem, not who masters the structure; medicine, schooling, and transportation are corrupted and corrupting tools; credentialism and professional-protectionism are damaging society deeply; But — and — this gave me the opportunity to do much more than self-congratulatorily stroke my pet bailiwick.
Jan 26, Kathleen rated it it was ok. If you are interested in science and technology studies, this is pretty cool, from a historical standpoint, anyway. If you are not, you will probably be disoriented – as I was – by Illich’s occasional casual remarks to the effect that he thinks Mao is doing a great job in China and maybe one day the United States will follow his lead.
Dec 22, SonicRim added it. The seeds of SonicRim’s basic philosophy in respecting, harnessing and empowering the creativity and imagination of everyday people iva be found in the brilliant vision of a Convivial Future outlined by Convivislity.
Oct 15, Josh added it. Ivan Illich is very smart, and a neglected perspective for radicals that I hope changes.
I feel like there are not many people how have a perspective like he does even though he’s written a few decades ago now. Jul 09, Austin rated it it was amazing.
This essay takes a critical look at many large systems and structures that we take for granted. Read this if you like to think deeply about how society shapes you.
Dec 16, Steph rated it really liked it. Written in but so eerily relevant to our world today. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers.
To view it, click here. With only 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.
The book is dense, I must say.