Thursday, March 16, 2006

Quotes of the day

The uncanny intersection of these two declarations, it seems to me, are at the heart of the "problem" of the Green Children: this medieval historian and this contemporary philosopher meet in a space made infinite through the possibilities offered by the monster.

Is he dreaming of another world containing kingdoms without number?

-- William of Newburgh, History of English Affairs, 1.Prologue

It is the inhuman, the beyond the human, the less than human, the border that secures the human in its ostensible reality ... We must learn to live and to embrace the destruction and rearticulation of the human in the name of a more capacious and, finally, less violent world, not knowing in advance what precise form our humanness does and will take.

-- Judith Butler, Undoing Gender 218, 35

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