Ep. 150 David Cayley on Ivan Illich

Our guest is David Cayley, author and broadcaster based in Toronto, Canada, whose career focused on the philosophies of major contemporary thinkers and on the history of intellectual thought. For 30 years, he made radio commentaries for the acclaimed Ideas radio series produced by the CBC. He is well known for his close collaboration and friendship with the philosopher and social critic Ivan Illich who is the subject of this episode.


David Cayley: Website


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  • “David Cayley. “Questions about the current pandemic from the viewpoint of Ivan Illich.” (blog post, April 8, 2020)
  • Ivan Illich. Limits to Medicine: Medical Nemesis; The Expropriation of Health (Amazon link)
  • David Cayley and Ivan Illich. Rivers North of the Future: The Testament of Ivan Illich (Amazon link)


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1 Comment

  1. PB on 10/16/2020 at 10:31 PM

    David Cayley on Ivan Illich! Great!

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