Silent Blocks (Signed)

Myr Muratet,Silent Blocks (Signed)

Myr Muratet
Silent Blocks (Signed)

Photographs: Myr Muratet

Text: David Cayley

Publisher: Nouveau Palais

96 pages

Year: 2021

Price: 20

Comments: Hardcover, 27 x 16,5 cm. With the text "Questions About the Current Pandemic From the Point of View of Ivan Illich" by the Canadian science journalist David Cayley. Text in French and English. Signed copy by photographer.

April 8, 2020 (extrait)
Last week I began an essay on the current pandemic in which I tried to address what I take to be the central question that it raises: Is the massive and costly effort to contain and limit the harm that the virus will do the only choice we have? Is it no more than an obvious and unavoidable exercise of prudence undertaken to protect the most vulnerable? Or is it a disastrous effort to maintain control of what is obviously out of control, an effort which will compound the damage being done by the disease with new troubles that will reverberate far into the future? I hadn’t been writing for long before I began to realize that many of the assumptions I was making were quite remote from those being expressed all around me. These assumptions had mainly come, I reflected, from my prolonged conversation with the work of Ivan Illich. What this suggested was that, before I could speak intelligibly about our present circumstances, I would first have to sketch the attitude towards health, medicine and well-being that Illich developed over a lifetime of reflection on these themes. Accordingly, in what follows, I will start with a brief account of the evolution of Illich’s critique of bio-medicine and then try to answer the questions I just posed in this light..


Myr Muratet,Silent Blocks (Signed)

Myr Muratet,Silent Blocks (Signed)

Myr Muratet,Silent Blocks (Signed)

Myr Muratet,Silent Blocks (Signed)

Myr Muratet,Silent Blocks (Signed)

Myr Muratet,Silent Blocks (Signed)

Myr Muratet,Silent Blocks (Signed)

Myr Muratet,Silent Blocks (Signed)

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