Timothy Morton

 

On his book The Ecological Thought

Cover Interview of April 30, 2010

Lastly

We urgently need to formulate reasons for doing things that aren’t based on concepts of self, because even if we modify those concepts to include as many others as possible, we’ll always leave someone out.  And gamma rays don’t leave anyone out—hyperobjects are pretty inclusive beasts.  Our philosophy has to be at least as inclusive as they are to stand a chance of dealing with them.

I think the whole project of The Ecological Thought itself is a kind of “lastly” type of a project.  If you don’t think that there’s something very wrong with Earth and with our ways of thinking about our place on Earth, then—well you just proved that there is truly something wrong!


© 2010 Timothy Morton