Narcissus

“I will emphasize, even overemphasize, the agentic contributions of nonhuman forces (operating in nature, in the human body, and in human artifacts) in an attempt to counter the narcissistic reflex in human language and thought.  We need to cultivate a bit of anthropomorphism – the idea that human agency has some echoes in nonhuman nature – to counter the narcissism of humans in charge of the world.”

From Bennett, Jane. Vibrant Matter: A Political Ecology of Things Duke University Press (xvi)

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