“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

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Harman, Aesthetics

"We need to find the equivalent of 'philosophy installations', whatever that might be."

It's hard to describe how good this is.


cgerrish said...

I particularly liked the metaphor of 'trench warfare,' and how to avoid it.

Sally said...

Timely! Thank you!

Bill Benzon said...

Well, you know Tim, I really do like the idea of groups of photographs, and I have made some with more or less philosophical intent. Here's Platonic Philosophical Ascent for Dummies, which contains some unnamed ironies, though one can enjoy it without them. Here's Recent Trends in Continental Thought. Those are both at The Valve. And my recent nuclear fireball piece at New Savanna, that's got philosophical angle in it. And there's my whole urban pastoral series at New Savanna. And what of eyes? Two versions of the sky? Women's hands? And then After the Apocalyse, Life Continues, perhaps it's a companion piece to nuclear fireball; they were shot within a quarter of a mile of one another. What of Golden Showers and a Bird, with it's punning title? Simple Gifts, with commentary? Palm of Icarus? & Liberty Obscured is on the edge of flat-out propaganda? But for what?

It's as though though I can't take a photo without doing philosophy, at least a little.