You should read this.
Author Warren Ellis says: “The story of (fringe) philosophy, from one perspective, is the journey from putting humanity at the centre of the universe to a more reflexive position of humanity at the edge of the universal experience. The only holdouts were old science fiction writers, I guess. You can see the seduction of this simpler and yet somehow much more daunting idea: that everything everywhere is raw matter that we must attend to or fail in the eyes of the supreme being of your choice.”
I couldn’t possibly agree more. . . .