Ivan D. Illich

Ivan D. Illich (4 September 1926 – 2 December 2002) was an Austrian philosopher, Roman Catholic priest, and “maverick social critic” of the institutions of contemporary Western culture and their effects on the provenance and practice of education, medicine, work, energy use, transportation, and economic development.

In The Celebration of Awareness: A Call for Institutional Revolution he brings together for the first time many of his lectures and articles bearing out his invigorating challenges to the status quo.