“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 10, 2010

Sublime Objects

I started posting on my next iron in the fire over at Arcade. It's an essay for Speculations 2 called "Sublime Objects."


Anonymous said...

This sounds really interesting, Tim. It makes me wonder if you'll be drawing on either Levinas or Badiou at all since the intrusion of the alien is important for both of them; the Other ultimately being the divine for Levinas and being basically the definition of evil for Badiou.

Timothy Morton said...

Yes indeed—Levinas in particular I think. There does seem to be a link here. Thanks for the enthusiasm.