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

Saturday, August 5, 2017

First Paragraph of Another Essay

Gosh there are so many proofs this weekend. Four essays and the Penguin book. I haven't had a bunch like this for a while and it's nice to get stuck in to the laundry folding level of work. I love folding laundry. Do you have any? I'm very good at it. No really.

Look at this. It's for Jeffrey Cohen and Lowell Duckert's Veer Ecology. It sounds good! The thing is, if you've written 185 essays, sometimes you surprise yourself with what you say or how you say it:

Since a thing cannot be known directly or totally, one can only attune to it, with greater or lesser degrees of intimacy. This is not a “merely” aesthetic approach to a basically blank extensional substance. Since appearance can't be peeled decisively from the reality of a thing, attunement is a living, dynamic relation with another being.






3 comments:

D. E.M. said...

Beautiful.
I heard four veer essays at ASLE this summer.
Excellent

cgerrish said...

Surahbi Saraf. A great folder of laundry.

https://youtu.be/g9EBQuOSWc0

amanda vox said...

(unrelated to post)
nice to have you blogging again.
I read this today and wondered what you make of it.
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/aug/08/trump-administration-climate-change-ban-usda
it looks like the move from 'global warming' to 'climate change' has reached its limits so new and upgraded euphemisms are being put in place.