“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 28, 2012

Dark Ecology Phase II (MP3)

What a wonderful afternoon that was in Guimaraes, in Portugal. Really really good discussion. Shows how you can develop such synergy with artists and architects.

In response to the architect who asked about human reflexivity, I thought of a better answer, or part 2 of the same answer, while I was talking to him after I had switched off the recorder.

Basically philosophy should be more like architecture, than the other way around (the age of critique). Thinking is physical. Not the other way around. And so on.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Europe has a good influence on you Tim ;) I found this version of your shtick really clear and well poised,what you said about the (oedipal) way disequlibrium is actually engendered by the pursuit of equilibrium (or knowledge/control) made me think of the metaphor of the candle where the intensity of the light grows in tandem with the shadow that it casts, namely the idea that the more 'enlightened' we become the more death (the death drive) overtakes us... just a thought I thought I'drop (along the lines of your in-consistency thesis perhaps)