The Thing: A Phenomenology of Horror

The Thing: A Phenomenology of Horror

Dylan Trigg


What is the human physique? either the main regularly occurring and unexpected of items, the physique is the centre of expertise but additionally the location of a prehistory anterior to any event. Alien and uncanny, this different aspect of the physique has all too usually been ignored through phenomenology. In confronting this oversight, Dylan Trigg's the item redefines phenomenology as a species of realism, which he phrases unhuman phenomenology. faraway from being the car of a human voice, this unhuman phenomenology provides expression to the alien materiality on the restrict of expertise. through fusing the philosophies of Merleau-Ponty, Husserl, and Levinas with the horrors of John chippie, David Cronenberg, and H.P. Lovecraft, Trigg explores the ways that an unhuman phenomenology positions the physique out of time. instantaneously a problem to standard notions of phenomenology, the item can be a well timed rejoinder to modern philosophies of realism. the result's not anything lower than a rebirth of phenomenology as redefined in the course of the lens of horror.

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