“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, November 7, 2010

Why Aristotle and Poetry?

Someone asked me why I'd mentioned recently that Aristotle had led me back to poetry. It's elementary, really. I'm holding this poem in my hand—I'm holding a substance. Isn't that amazing?

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