“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

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

SIU Talk This Week

So here I am finishing my talk for the Wayne Leys Memorial Lecture. It has to be about ethics, so it is appropriately entitled “Ecological Ethics after the End of the World.” It's a big chunk of Hyperobjects, two big chunks—one from the introduction, one from the penultimate section. I think they fit together quite well. The first one introduces you to the general terrain. The second one is about the ethical–political.

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