Why Cosmic Horror is at the root of post-modern nihilism.
The version of existence which acknowledges the horror of an unknowable cosmos has been called “weird realism” or “speculative realism” and it undermines all anthropocentric belief systems (religious or humanist). There is a tendency, even nowadays, to think of the world in which we live as a product/representation of mind or language: a human construct. As John Gray of The Atlantic put it: “For Lovecraft, human beings are too feeble to shape a coherent view of the universe. Our minds are specks tossed about in the cosmic melee; though we look for secure foundations, we live in perpetual free fall.”