Collapse IV features a series of investigations by philosophers, writers and artists into Concept Horror. Contributors address the existential, aesthetic, theological and political dimensions of horror, interrogate its peculiar affinity with philosophical thought, and uncover the horrors that may lie in wait for those who pursue rational thought beyond the bounds of the reasonable. This unique volume continues Collapse's pursuit of indisciplinary miscegenation, the wide-ranging contributions interacting to produce common themes and suggestive connections. In the process a rich and compelling case emerges for the intimate bond between horror and philosophical thought. Contents: ROBIN MACKAY Editorial Introduction; GEORGE SIEG Infinite Regress into Self-Referential Horror: The Gnosis of the Victim; EUGENE THACKER Nine Disputations on Theology and Horror; RAFANI Czech Forest; CHINA MIÉVILLE M. R. James and the Quantum Vampire: Weird; Hauntological: Versus and/or and and/or or?; REZA NEGARESTANI The Corpse Bride: Thinking with Nigredo; JAKE AND DINOS CHAPMAN I Can See; MICHEL HOUELLEBECQ Poems; JAMES TRAFFORD The Shadow of a Puppet Dance: Metzinger, Ligotti and the Illusion of Selfhood; THOMAS LIGOTTI / OLEG KULIK Thinking Horror / 'Memento Mori'; QUENTIN MEILLASSOUX Spectral Dilemma; BENJAMIN NOYS Horror Temporis; IAIN HAMILTON GRANT / TODOSCH Being and Slime: The Mathematics of Protoplasm in Lorenz Oken's 'Physio-Philosophy' / Drawings; STEVEN SHEARER Poems; GRAHAM HARMAN / KEITH TILFORD On the Horror of Phenomenology: Lovecraft and Husserl / Singular Agitations and a Common Vertigo; KRISTEN ALVANSON Arbor Deformia; Notes on Contributors -- Published in an edition comprising numbered copies 1-950 and 50 hors-commerce copies. Out of print.
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Book Description Urbanomic, 2008. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 955308739