“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, July 18, 2011

Early Literary Theory Class 11

Featuring the Kantian sublime. Why speculative realism can use Kant, and why it can go beyond Kant. In particular, why and how OOO extends the Kantian idea of infinite interiority to all objects.

The film clip was the first five minutes of Contact.

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