Nature is not natural and can never be naturalized — Graham Harman

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Life

For me life is a flickering instability between two different types of death. Not anti-death but between deaths. A spectral flicker.

On the one side we have dissolution.

On the other we have endless machination.

Discuss.




4 comments:

D.E.M. said...

Or maybe a spectral vapour--an exhalation of breath that mists the world briefly

nickguetti said...

Reminds me of the Michael Moorcock Eternal Champion stories' idea of Law & Chaos.

I misspelled champion and the spellchecker tried to turn it into champignon. Eternal shroom?

nickguetti said...

It reminds me of Michael Moorcock's Eternal Champion stories' concept of Law vs. Chaos.

I misspelled champion & the spellcheck tried to change it to champignon. Eternal champignon. Permanent shroom?

Shikra said...

Ecology without nature implies ecology without characteristics proper to human, doesn't it?

Hence, there is no difference of kind between environment synthesized by humans (where you die in machination) or ¨"natural" physical environment (where you die in dissolution). The difference is only of degree.