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Collapse IV, philosophy and science, sold out, now open-access

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Collapse is a philosophy journal, issue IV is focused on the concept of horror. Collapse IV,  initially published in April 2008, has sold out its 1000 limited edition and is now freely available online. Urbanomic (publisher) asked for help with bandwidth and co-hosting of this open-access issue -  you can download it here.

Collapse is one the most interesting journals i came across. It boldly asserts that new links  ought to be forged, a new relationship formed, between philosophy, science and arts.  I don’t know any other publication where you can find a carefully assembled selection of theoretical maths and physics, astronomy, architecture, science fictions, art, and ground breaking philosophy with the focus on philosophy that doesn’t fear science. Journal’s most significant intervention so far has been its focus on the group of loosely affiliated authors under the name speculative realism.  Table of content of Collapse IV follows.

May 2008
Editor: Robin Mackay
Associate Editor: Damian Veal
Editorial Introduction………………………………………………….3
George Sieg
Infinite Regress into Self-Referential Horror:
The Gnosis of the Victim…………………………………………….29
Eugene Thacker
Nine Disputations on Theology and Horror……………….55
Rafani
Czech Forest……………………………………………………………..93
China Miéville
M. R. James and the Quantum Vampire:
Weird; Hauntological: Versus and/or and and/or or?….105
Reza Negarestani
The Corpse Bride: Thinking with Nigredo………………….129
Jake and Dinos Chapman
I Can See………………………………………………………………………162
Michel Houellebecq
Poems……………………………………………………………………173
James Trafford
The Shadow of a Puppet Dance:
Metzinger, Ligotti and the Illusion of Selfhood……………..185
Thomas Ligotti / Oleg Kulik
Thinking Horror / ‘Memento Mori’ – Dead Monkeys…..208
Quentin Meillassoux
Spectral Dilemma…………………………………………………….261
Benjamin Noys

Horror Temporis………………………………………………………….277
Iain Hamilton Grant / Todosch
Being and Slime: The Mathematics of Protoplasm in Lorenz
Oken’s ‘Physio-Philosophy’ / Drawings…………………….286
Steven Shearer
Poems…………………………………………………………………..323
Graham Harman / Keith Tilford
On the Horror of Phenomenology: Lovecraft and Husserl /
Singular Agitations and a Common Vertigo……….332
Kristen Alvanson
Arbor Deformia………………………………………………………….366
Notes on Contributors and Acknowledgements………….391

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Written by Toni Prug

31 July 2009 at 16:13

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