The Thing: A Phenomenology of Horror

By Dylan Trigg

What is the human physique? either the main generic and strange of items, the physique is the centre of expertise but in addition the location of a prehistory anterior to any event. Alien and uncanny, this different part of the physique has all too usually been missed through phenomenology. In confronting this oversight, Dylan Trigg's the object redefines phenomenology as a species of realism, which he phrases unhuman phenomenology. faraway from being the automobile of a human voice, this unhuman phenomenology provides expression to the alien materiality on the restrict of expertise. by way of 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. immediately a problem to conventional notions of phenomenology, the article is usually a well timed rejoinder to modern philosophies of realism. the result's not anything lower than a rebirth of phenomenology as redefined during the lens of horror.

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