“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

Friday, August 15, 2008

Ecological nostalgia

When we think ecologically, are we thinking forwards or backwards?

To live together ecologically—does that mean a “return to Nature”? Or a progression to an different future?

There's a very cool discussion of this going on on the Romantic Circles blog. Check it out.

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