“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

Monday, November 15, 2010

Levi on Sartre

HERE. I'll have to read through it some more to think about it properly. But I was thinking exactly the same thing about plate glass. Its invention in the early nineteenth century enabled us to be consumerists--all those window displays...environmentalism is seeing "nature" as a window display.

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