“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

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Editing My Speculations Essay

...called “Sublime Objects.” Thanks to the anonymous reader. Whoever read it asked me to clarify my position re: the Kantian sublime. I think this is very useful. Since teaching it again a few weeks ago I realize that yes, there is some attempt in there to enable humans to think beyond the human so I shall give this a shot. The reader also wants to see more on hyperobjects: happy to oblige...

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