LOVECRAFT NOETIC DREAMER: from horrorism to cosmicism (full text)

This text argues against the analyses of those writers and thinkers who seek to establish a demarcation in Lovecraft between the works of pure horror and those belonging to the dream cycle. The same noetic estrangement underlies both, and the arbitrary privileging of the horror over the dream excludes Lovecraft’s unitary vision of such estrangement or weirdness. This unitary perspective on horror and the dream can be elaborated in terms of Gilles Deleuze’s concept of the noetic estrangement manifested in science-fiction and Bernard Stiegler’s similar concept of the dream.

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4 Responses to LOVECRAFT NOETIC DREAMER: from horrorism to cosmicism (full text)

  1. landzek says:

    Hi Terrence: what is the simplest definition of Pluralism you got?

    One that covers all the bases and yet can be conveyed simply .
    Or perhaps a link. Or both. 🙂

    I have had a thought. And I’m wondering if it might not be similar to what you have been saying of plurality.


    • terenceblake says:

      Hello Lance, I distinguish several types of pluralism. They all have in common an opposition to the privilege of the One over the Many, see:


      • landzek says:

        It only took 5 years. But I think I may have moved over to this Pluralist / your side. 😜 Thanks for your steadfast integrity.

        I think a very simple answer to my question ( my latest post says I’ve found an answer to my question posed at the beginning of my blog ). Is that Laruelle had to use his jargon in order to maximize/totalizer the Unitary Sun in a speech that disguises it as Plurality. If that makes any sense.


      • terenceblake says:

        Yes, this is my conclusion about Laruelle too: he is a crypto-monist. This is not just a question of his privileging of the One, but rather a question of metaphysical style. Much of his enunciated content is pluralist, to varying degrees. Nonetheless his mode of enunciation is quite dogmatically monist, and produces a number of acute blindnesses in his texts.

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