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review In the Dust of This Planet: Horror of Philosophy vol. 1 103 ✓ Esta obra explora la relación entre la filosofía y el horror y su intersección en nuestro impensable mundo En ese punto la filosofía se confunde con saberes prohibidos ue van desde la demonología el ocultismo o el misticismo al género del terror el E la demonología el ocultismo o el misticismo al género del terror el cual se manifiesta en formas de ficción diversas como cine y literatura series de culto de televisión cómics. Whether my disappointment in this will prove a function of my expectation only time and renewed reading neither of which I am at present prepared to invest will tell Much of the subject matter is compelling but Thacker's treatment of that subject matter is made in the most awful kind of academic prattling This book reads like your buddy's PhD dissertation he thrust on you by which I mean that it is not alive This is philosophy not in the wild but philosophy confined to a zoo

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Esta obra explora la relación entre la filosofía y el horror y su intersección en nuestro impensable mundo En ese punto la filosofía se confunde con saberes prohibidos ue van desd. This book made my skin crawl and my mind expand It's a dense sometimes impenetrable work of philosophy that discusses the Unthinkable so obviously it's not going to work very well as beach reading But if you give it your attention and an open mind there are some seriously creepy cool concepts about the Universe to be gleaned hereI heard about this book through a fascinating Radiolab episode about the book's improbable underground cult status Thomas Ligotti has heaped praise on it and the creator of HBO's True Detective mentioned it as part of his inspiration for McConaughey's character of Rust That being said this pedigree led me to believe this book would be about something uite different than it is Although it does touch on themes of nihilism and philosophical pessimism this book's main focus is on the genre of horror and the way in which it complements philosophy in addressing the subjects that philosophy cannot touchThacker introduces some concepts that truly blew my mind and made me think long and hard about my own existence He introduces three levels of reality First is the world for us which is the familiar the scientific the purview of our human experience Next is the world in itself which escapes our grasp but remains knowable And finally is the world without us the unknowable the unthinking; forever outside our grasp and our ability to define Horror then becomes the human tool that we use to discuss this world hostile to our very existence and unknowableThacker's argument is that the horror genre and the occult are means by which humanity has tried to understand the world without us in a way which by definition philosophy never could His arguments through the analysis and discussion of horror and occult concepts is fascinating and horrifying in its own right It induces this sense of cosmic intellectual horror which permeates the works of HP Lovecraft among others This is potent fascinating stuff that's well worth the investment in time and mental energyIn the closing chapter Thacker introduces a poem The Subharmonic Murmur of Black Tentacular Voids which he then uses to bridge philosophy and horror as he explores the concept of unknowing and cosmic horror It's a clever bit of meta literature and an effective one at that Although I was unimpressed by the poem at first I reread it a few times and its cold scientific genesis of extremophile life hostile to thought got under my skinAll in all a fascinating difficult read and one which touches on subjects that are by definition untouchable

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In the Dust of This Planet Horror of Philosophy vol 1Manga o discos de música metal Ahí reside el horror de la filosofía en la exploración de sus límites allá donde el pensamiento se enfrenta misteriosamente a su propia posibilid. It was when Thacker dipped significantly into and then stayed in the subject of Black Metal that I realized I needed the next and final volumes rather than this one While I did enjoy it some of the connections were a little thinthinly constructed I noticed the same sort of comment from another reader the references to some stunningly esoteric ideas were interesting but he often than not failed to make tight connections between those references his examples and the larger positions of the work For instance while I understand what he's getting at when he focuses on the concepts of the world in itselfworld without us although I found the constructions kind of cheeky though I don't know if he meant them that way etc it was still a bit thready as he moved into the world of demonology in an attempt I guess to illuminate aspects of these concepts That didn't work for me I'm not sure I always followed his reasoning I understood what he was doing most of the time however and appreciated it even if it didn't hold my interest completely in spots and even when he appears to fall short with the supporting logic It's a pretty ambitious undertaking and I like that uality of it He was working with some fairly complicated ideas on whole I appreciated most when he wrapped up the Occult and began the project of situating current versions of Horror rootedgenremysticism in the world of ecology our beyond science and faith approach to it It's not nature worship; it's not the white stag and the Wild Hunt necessarily though I think one could do some nifty readings of Barron using aspects of his theories but a sort of ecology stripped down to its processes and illuminated somehow beyond both science and spiritualitystill not entirely clear on this I'll tinker with it a bit and see what I might have missed It reminded me of a discussion I had a while ago about what exists beyond post modernism post modern post modernism and other silliness In that same vein he does a nice albeit short reading of From Beyond that I enjoyed and found interesting The connection with the magic circle is one that I never would have made It wasn't until the final sections that I really began to appreciate his ideas but that's mostly because he was moving into my areas of interest I'm sure there are plenty of Horror fans whose passion is mysticism and occultism and who would prefer this volume to the others that I frustratingly I'm spoiled now must wait on for deliveryI recommend this to anyone who is serious about their exploration of the theoretical approaches to HorrorHorror's place not a new one at all in the realm of critical theory Note that folks who approach this with an eye towards his use of specific philosophical ideas the rigor of their implementation etc rather than say Horror nerds could certainly and easily rip this thing apart However it is fun stuff for those of us who love Horror and seek to dig into its meaning a bit deeply I expect to really enjoy Volumes two and three