“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

Thursday, March 7, 2013


Oh man Graham Harman's recent posts are aflame. Look at this:

The way to overcome correlationism is not to eliminate all human things, but simply to cease treating humans as a full ontological half of reality, as a unique tear in the cosmic fabric.

1 comment:

Jeffrey Cohen said...

I love the part that follows:
"The presence of humans in the human-world correlate is not the chief problem with the correlate, as if the “world” part were any more innocent."

I will happily be pointing people towards the post when I get the (tiresome) objection that to speak about humans at all is to enter into an irredeemable correlationism...