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I think that this notion of nature – nature as a harmonious, organic, balanced, reproducing, almost living organism, which is then disturbed, perturbed, derailed through human hubris, technological exploitation and so on, is, I think, a secular version of the religious story of the Fall. And the answer should be – not that there is no fall – that we are part of nature, but on the contrary, that there is no nature. Nature is not a balanced totality which then we humans disturb. Nature is a big series… of unimaginable catastrophes. We profit from them.

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Text: Slavoj Žižek, Examined Life, 2008

Posted: May 2018
Category: Research