Roberto Mangabeira Unger

Nature in its Place (2007)

This little piece, which will appear as an appendix to “The Self Awakened,” restates and develops one of my central concerns — the idea that we are something infinite imprisoned within something finite — from the vantage point of a question unaddressed in my earlier work: our relation to nature. In asking what we should do with nature, we ask what we should do with ourselves.