“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

Friday, October 19, 2012

In Answer to Joshua Clover

Okay I think I have my answer to his question, a bit more than where I went with it last night. Ten hours later!

To hold that production is more real than other entities is just relationism, or (in the Deleuzian vein and perhaps the Althusserian) new materialism. It must occupy positions 1 or 2 on my logic square. Which is why in the end it can't think apples, chimps and even spoons.

And global warming, whose amortization rate far exceeds the human and his/her production, so different, claims Marx, from spiders and bees.

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