Jacques Ellul
Jacques Ellul


Jacques Ellul

January 6, 1912

Bordeaux, France


May 19, 1994

Pessac, France

Endorsements Edit

When asked by sociologists which European books they should read to understand scientific technique, Aldous Huxley, author of Brave New World and part of the Huxley family, recommended above all Jacques Ellul's book La Technique. They immediately ordered a copy, but they couldn't read it because it was all in French and the book dealt with highly difficult subject matter. So they commissioned their own institution, Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions, to translate it into English as The Technological Society.

Appearances Edit

TV Edit

Het Verraad Van De Techniek: Jacques Ellul (1993) Edit

Het Verraad Van De Techniek (Dutch), or Betrayal By Technology in English, was a Dutch television portrait by ReRun Producties, on Jacques Ellul[1]. Here, Ellul reflects back on technology and its capacity to imprison and ultimately render useless humanity. It has been broadcasted twice on Dutch television, and has recently been made available on the Internet with English subtitles.[2]

Notable works Edit

Title Date ISBN
The Technological Society 1954 (France)  · 1967 (US) 0394703901 (ISBN-10)
Propaganda: The Formation Of Men's Attitudes 1965 (US)

References Edit

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