“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

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Being Ecological 1

Oh man now I'm really excited. I've got my deadline for the first edit with the press. I've figured out how much I need to write each day to reach that deadline. And I'm starting to write. I thought it best to just jump right in and start. Penguin have handed me this golden mike and apparently they think Tim Morton, whose arms and legs I work, has something to say that might help people. So this is not about being right. This is about showing people something. It's hard to describe it. But I have a feel for it.

So for instance, if you were Žižek you could have written something about being a bit left wing in the early twenty-first century. This is a vague-ish example of the kind of feel I'm thinking about.

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