“Was not their mistake once more bred of the life of slavery that they had been living?—a life which was always looking upon everything, except mankind, animate and inanimate—‘nature,’ as people used to call it—as one thing, and mankind as another, it was natural to people thinking in this way, that they should try to make ‘nature’ their slave, since they thought ‘nature’ was something outside them” — William Morris

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Character Fundamentalism

This trait of right wing ideology seems to be to reproduce the Aristotelian default ontology of substances decorated with accidents. Being poor is an attribute of a substance called “bad or lazy person.” William Egginton (Johns Hopkins) is really onto something IMO.

Before too long OOO will contribute to changing all this.

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