“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

Sunday, October 17, 2010

OOO Rhetoric Breakthrough

Watch this space--it's a bit top secret right now but I think OOO can retool Aristotle--and even Kant!

I'll be livestreaming our event at UCLA, "Here Comes Everything" with Graham Harman. Will unleash the rhetorical theory there. 12.1.10.


Nathan Gale said...

I just have to let you know that I'm both excited and experiencing more than a fair share of trepidation. I'm wondering how close you've come to some of my own thoughts (on Aristotle). This will be quite fun, regardless. I can't wait.

Timothy Morton said...

Hey don't worry: "There are many ways to skin a cat."


With all due respect, Tim -- and much respect is due -- I'm skeptical that someone's whose understanding of rhetoric, at least as it's conveyed in Prince of Networks, will unleash a rhetorical theory breakthrough -- OOO, or otherwise.

But, I guess I'll wait and see.

Thanks for posting the announcement.