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The Forum allows users to participate in conversations around shared blog posts, taped video encounters, and podcasts. Possible topics for such conversations include current events, Illichian concepts, and the intersection between Illich’s thought and that of others. The specific content of the conversation and the format in which it is conducted is left to participants.  

Chris Bateman
Chris Bateman
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Joined: Dec 19, 2022
Last seen: Dec 7, 2023
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RE: Facing Books

Hi Neto, Thanks for your comment. I gained an enormous amount from reading In The Mirror of the Past, which I feel was the 'missing link' in my Illi...

4 months ago
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RE: History of Scarcity?

Dear convivial folks, I have now finished working my way through the essays from In the Mirror of the Past, although it raises as many questions as ...

12 months ago
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RE: Covid19: What does the 'data' say?

Written 8th February 2023 Dear all, I thank everyone for their contributions here, this is easily the most open, honest, and well-informed debate ...

1 year ago
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RE: Covid19: What does the 'data' say?

Dear Medical Nemesis, Thank you for reawakening this discussion. I actually wrote a reply to this thread back in February, but decided not to share ...

1 year ago
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RE: History of Scarcity?

Thanks for elaborating, @sajaysamuel! Your description definitely increases my interest in Agamben's text.

1 year ago
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RE: History of Scarcity?

Thanks for your additional comments, @sajaysamuel! I cannot seem to find an English translation of Empire of Scarcity by Hans Achterhuis - is this bec...

1 year ago
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RE: History of Scarcity?

Dear Neto, Thanks for your remarks here! History of Scarcity was definitely never finished, although you certainly can see the direction Illich's ...

1 year ago
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