Collapse Vol. IV: Concept Horror

May 2008
Editor: Robin Mackay
Associate Editor: Damian Veal
Paperback 115x175mm, 403pp. Limited edition of 1000 numbered copies
ISBN 978-0-9553087-3-4

Now available in a new reissued edition

About this Volume

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.

The original numbered edition of this volume is now sold out; the volume is now available in a new reissued edition.

ROBIN MACKAY
Editorial Introduction [PDF]
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

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Jake and Dinos Chapman
Thomas Ligotti
No Useless Leniency (Benjamin Noys)
Object-Oriented Philosophy (Graham Harman)
Metastable Equilibrium (Keith Tilford)
Kristen Alvanson

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