“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

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Humans, Sincerity, Nonhumans

What Graham Harman says about sincerity applies beautifully to Kristen Bell's reaction to this lemur. Watch—it's better than reading most philosophy! HT Ian Bogost.

Graham:  “By coming to terms with an increasing range of objects, human beings do not become nihilistic princes of darkness, but actually the most sincere creatures the earth has ever seen.”

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