“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

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Sublime Objects 3

I just posted over at Arcade on OOO and rhetoric. I'm sorry to tease but this idea is

1) very new, at the prototype stage and subject to failures and gaffes
2) very good and not to be spread lightly
3) or not very good and to be avoided at all costs

So I'm going to have to be a little quiet about it. Let's just say that I found a way to generalize from Longinus to Aristotle's Rhetoric. Then I threw Kant in just for good measure. Trying to retool him for object orientation...

I'm going to unleash it at the UCLA bash, “Hello Everything” on 12.1.10.

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