- “Materialist Today, The“
- Essay (1,210 words); probably written in the summer of 1926. First published in Driftwind(October 1926); also as a separate pamphlet (Driftwind Press, 1926); rpt. MW.A brief exposition of materialist metaphysics and ethics, the essay asserts that “ mindseems very clearly not a thing,but a mode of motion or form of energy” and that “all matter is in a state of balance betwixt formation and disintegration.” HPL states that the “essay” was part of a letter to Walter J.Coates, editor of Driftwind,prepared for publication at Coates’s insistence (HPL to August Derleth, October 19, 1926; ms., SHSW).
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