“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, August 29, 2014

We Are All Nazis

"Sentences, thoughts, spoons and the Internet etc, and works of art are determined by their context, a structure of meaning, whether we call it discourse, ideology or the structure of the trace, etc. They mean nothing outside of that."

If you think Heidegger said that, you usually say, "Ooh, that proves it. Thinking that way is already tantamount to Nazism."

If someone else says it, without acknowledging they are retweeting Heidegger, they are a cool kid.



Unknown said...

Heidegger is a context. Simples.

Stephen Duplantier said...

Can we redeem spoons? They would survive the taphonomy of the anthropocene now raging as the other objects in the list are not likely to. Much later, they may be a part of bizarre hierophanies.