“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

Saturday, May 12, 2012

An OOO Allegory

I'm finishing my essay for Jeffrey Cohen. I wrote it partly as an allegory about how OOO came to be. It's about the ocean and what lies beneath it. Kant discovers this ocean.

What seemed to be the depth of an ocean of reason is for us a small region of appearances that flow from things.

Maybe this is the threat of OOO--at least I'm arguing that it's really upside down, a true reversal of correlationism, as if what seemed to be below the scary cold ocean waves was really up above looking down into a child's pail of water.

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