“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

Monday, December 30, 2013

A Thing Is Less than the Sum of Its Parts

Nice one Graham. May I achieve this intense clarity within this life.

1 comment:

cgerrish said...

When reading a stretch of philosophy, or poetry, one often stops to "unpack" the meanings. The difference between this process and paraphrase could use some unpacking itself. Perhaps the difference is that in paraphrase, once the suitcase is unpacked, it is empty. Harman seems to advocate an unpacking that, that no matter how much you remove, leaves the suitcase full.