“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

Wednesday, September 20, 2023

What If It Was Too Easy...Being Ecological Redux

My Hell book means so much to me. So much that MIT and I have agreed to re-issue Being Ecological next year! Yes that's right. The US version of Being Ecological, published by MIT press, will be re-appearing in later Fall of 2024. There'll be extra material by me and a new cover design, and I'm already planing some events around it. 

For example, I'll be giving some major philosophy lectures at Kent State University--yes, that's right, the site of the massacre. 

Being Ecological will appear a good six months plus after Hell appears, to give that book some lead time. It's not good to overlap books too much. 

I'm already hard at work on the Preface. It's so interested to revisit work I did five to seven years ago. Things have changed, haven't they, and not for the better. This makes the core message of Being Ecological even more important: what if it was too easy to take an ecological stance towards the world? What if what was really difficult was thinking and acting like we weren't a part of everything else? 

I'll be talking about that book quite a lot too here, from now on. Stay tuned...

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