In the Dust of This Planet
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In the Dust of This Planet

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"Thacker's discourse on the intersection of horror and philosophy is utterly original and utterly captivating..." Thomas Ligotti, author of The Conspiracy Against the Human Race The world is increasingly unthinkable, a world of planetary disasters, emerging pandemics, and the looming threat of extinction. In this book Eugene Thacker suggests that we look to the genre of horror as offering a way of thinking about the unthinkable world. To confront this idea is to confront the limit of our ability to understand the world in which we live - a central motif of the horror genre. In the Dust of This Planet explores these relationships between philosophy and horror. In Thacker's hands, philosophy is not academic logic-chopping; instead, it is the thought of the limit of all thought, especially as it dovetails into occultism, demonology, and mysticism. Likewise, Thacker takes horror to mean something beyond the focus on gore and scare tactics, but as the under-appreciated genre of supernatural horror in fiction, film, comics, and music.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 179 pages
  • 137.16 x 210.82 x 17.78mm | 385.55g
  • John Hunt Publishing
  • Zero Books
  • Ropley, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 184694676X
  • 9781846946769
  • 21,623

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Glenn Beck (ex-Fox News) has done a segment on his show unpicking the "pop-nihilist" conspiracy from the book; posted on youtube.com/watch?v=2IW8OK4_1gQ -- Glenn Beck September 2014show more

About Eugene Thacker

Eugene Thacker is the author of several books, including the Horror of Philosophy Trilogy (In the Dust of this Planet; Starry Speculative Corpse; Tentacles Longer Than Night). He teaches at The New School in New York City.show more

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