“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, January 19, 2011

A Beautiful Robert Jackson Post on OOO Causation

You are highly, highly recommended to read this post by Robert Jackson. It explains in a very intuitive way exactly how causation must and can only be a matter of caricature, OOO style. In order to have a handle with which causation can work, there has to be some kind of interface (read sensual object) that enables one object to act on another object. If you've ever used an ATM you have caused a bank to give you money by operating with an interface that reduces that bank to an encapsulated picture.

Robert's post shows why aesthetics is first philosophy.

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