“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

Thursday, July 21, 2011

OOO One Year On

...of course it's been going for over a decade, really. But about this time last year was when I happened to look up Levi's page, needing a citation for something, and noticed he was talking about The Ecological Thought

Without a shadow of doubt, it's been the best year of my intellectual life...

Experientally it feels like home now. I'm re-encountering all my previous ideas in this new light. Someone referred to the OOO view as kaleidoscopic the other day: I think that's quite accurate. 

So we meet again, in New York, at the New School, in mid-September. I'm looking forward to what we come up with there.

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