Tim Morton at Ecology Without Nature posted this audio file of a recent panel discussion on The Ecological Mind -good stuff. Here is a little background on Morton:
One of the things that modern society has damaged has been thinking. Unfortunately, one of the damaged ideas is that of Nature itself. How do we transition from seeing what we call “Nature” as an object “over there”? And how do we avoid “new and improved” versions that end up doing much the same thing (embeddedness, flow and so on), just in a “cooler,” more sophisticated way?
When you realize that everything is interconnected, you can't hold on to a concept of a single, solid, present-at-hand thing “over there” called Nature.
Tim Morton is the author of The Ecological Thought (Harvard UP, 2010), Ecology without Nature: Rethinking Environmental Aesthetics (Harvard UP, 2007), seven other books and over seventy essays on philosophy, ecology, literature, food and music.
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Here it is, our panel from today.
A series of talks by Rick Muller, Bethe Hagens, Michael Schwartz, Sarah H Williams, Tim Morton, Elizabeth Sykes, Jason Wirth and Alison Blackduck at the American Anthropological Association Convention, San Francisco, November 16, 2012.
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