There are two basic themes at work in Dylan Trigg’s The Thing. First, the body. We might typically think of our bodies as the thing we are most at home in; my body is me, I own it, I can master it and dominate it. Trigg argues that this sense of unity and coherence can be undermined by a sense of the otherness of our flesh. Second, the book is an attempt to push phenomenology, which is normally about the human point of view, into the inhuman realm.