“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, June 29, 2011

Iain Hamilton Grant

What a perfect read his book is, Philosophies of Nature after Schelling. It's wonderful and totally compelling. And you learn so much on every page.

I'm talking as a died in the wool Romanticist who swallowed what Grant describes as the various cartoons of Schelling out there. Grant has made Schelling incredibly refreshing, above and beyond what Zizek does with him in The Indivisible Remainder. Way above, as far as I'm concerned.

And I'm only on page 28...I'm excited to meet him on Friday.

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