The Phenomenology of Reading Brilliantly

The way culture mimicks nature is against all rules and laws of nature, because it is not nature it is mimicking, but its particular interpretation of nature, which has been Naturalized and emptied of its mystery. Nature can’t break any laws, because it is ruled by them. It is the law. We will not know nature until we begin to live naturally within it, by its rules, not ours, which operate more like dreams than conscious waking life.

On the Strangeness of Natural Things and the Naturalness of Strange Things

The distinction between nature-with-a-small-n and Nature-with-a-capital-N is confined mostly to literary theory and eco-criticism, where capital N represents the Naturalization of phenomena, while small n maintains its rightful place beneath and beyond our human categories as a thing-in-itself, or at least the thing itself: the strange in the familiar and the familiar in the strange.