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Cave in quantity IV: 'Concept Horror' is now to be had on the market on-line. This quantity is released as a restricted variation of a thousand copies only.

Contributors to the amount contain: Kristen Alvanson, Jake and Dinos Chapman, Iain Hamilton provide, Graham Harman, Michel Houellebecq, Oleg Kulik, Thomas Ligotti, Quentin Meillassoux, China Miéville, Reza Negarestani, Benjamin Noys, Rafani, Steven Shearer, George Sieg, Eugene Thacker, Keith Tilford, Todosch, James Trafford.

Collapse IV contains a sequence of investigations by way of philosophers, writers and artists into thought Horror. members handle the existential, aesthetic, theological and political dimensions of horror, interrogate its ordinary affinity with philosophical notion, and discover the horrors that can lie in look forward to those that pursue rational inspiration past the boundaries of the average. This distinct quantity keeps Collapse's pursuit of indisciplinary miscegenation, the wide-ranging contributions interacting to provide universal subject matters and suggestive connections. within the approach a wealthy and compelling case emerges for the intimate bond among horror and philosophical thought.

Full Contents:

Robin Mackay - Editorial creation (Downloadable as PDF)

George Sieg - endless Regress into Self-Referential Horror: The Gnosis of the Victim

Eugene Thacker - 9 Disputations on Theology and Horror

Rafani - Czech Forest

China Miéville - M. R. James and the Quantum Vampire: bizarre; Hauntological: as opposed to and/or and and/or or?

Reza Negarestani - The Corpse Bride: considering with Nigredo

Jake and Dinos Chapman - i will be able to See

Michel Houellebecq - Poems

James Trafford - The Shadow of a Puppet Dance: Metzinger, Ligotti and the appearance of Selfhood

Thomas Ligotti / Oleg Kulik - pondering Horror / 'Memento Mori' - lifeless Monkeys

Quentin Meillassoux - Spectral Dilemma

Benjamin Noys - Horror Temporis

Iain Hamilton furnish / Todosch - Being and Slime: the maths of Protoplasm in Lorenz Oken's 'Physio-Philosophy' / Drawings

Steven Shearer - Poems

Graham Harman / Keith Tilford - at the Horror of Phenomenology: Lovecraft and Husserl /
Singular Agitations and a standard Vertigo

Kristen Alvanson - Arbor Deformia

Notes on members and Acknowledgements

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14. A particularly good example in this regard is William Bullein’s mid-sixteenth century plague pamphlet, A Dialogue Against the Fever Pestilence. 15. Exodus 7:14-12:42. 63 COLLAPSE IV Thacker – Nine Disputations Here the ‘plagues’ do include epidemic disease, but also rivers that turn into blood, swarms of insects, tempestual storms, and an eclipse. Another, more common reference among the Black Death chronicles is apocalyptic. 16 In all these instances we see this key element: a divine sovereign who, in the form of a judgment and/or punishment, sends down – or better, emanates – a form of miasmatic life that is indissociable from decay, decomposition, and death.

The purest form of conceptual horror is the realization of inescapable identity with the monstrous perception – the concept – which is both the object and source of horror. Yet, when that object of horror is also the subject, the instrument of perception, wave upon wave of self-referential, cascading horror is the result. Zoroastrian dualism provides one solution – a ‘good’ spiritual identity for the self, an ‘evil’ spiritual identity for the other, horrific only in ‘this world’. Nazi racism provides the other solution – ‘evil’ deeds of horror performed by the self as a displacement of the horror of invasion by the other, the pure becoming the monstrous: the self-exalted victim, the now-monstrous Aryan; the reality victim, the scapegoated Jew.

The problems of material continuity are also linked to spatial and topological problems concerning the material process by which the formless body of decay and putrefaction is re-assembled and re-vitalized. The mere return of material particles does not constitute resurrection, for those particles must be either ensouled, renewed, or in some way cast anew. And here the almost absurdist debates concerning ‘chain consumption’ come into the foreground. If the corpse undergoes decay and decomposition into so many particles and non-living matter, if the Here nekros no longer names the corpse, nor even the thingness of the corpse.

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