It looks like there’s another person freaking out about The Domestication of Humans. Gerry Canavan writes,
I consider myself extremely skeptical about the overall theoretical usefulness of object-oriented ontology (see Vu’s excellent Polygraph review for a primer)—frankly I consider claims like these to be so preposterous as to be self-refuting—but nonetheless I’ve downloaded the PDF for new anthology The Speculative Turn at the terrible risk of someday having to writing a conversion essay.
Canavan’s outrage is particularly amusing as it comes from an ecotheorist. Apparently he’s an ecotheorist who has little familiarity with evolutionary theory and the concept of co-evolution. He might wish to check out The Botany of Desire: A Plant’s Eye View of the World by the appropriately named Michael Pollan that goes some of the way towards developing the sort of argument I’m developing. At any rate, it’s amusing to see an ecotheorist who wishes to treat humans as somehow above and outside of these dynamics. I’m not quite sure how that works.