Theory of Religion
Zone Books, 1989 - 126 páginas
Theory of Religion brings to philosophy what Georges Bataille's earlier book The Accursed Share brought to anthropology and history, namely, an analysis based on notions of excess and expenditure. No other work of Bataille's, and perhaps no other work anywhere since Weber's Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism, has managed to draw so incisively the links between man's religious and economic activities.
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Animals of a given species do not eat one another . ... The animal that another
animal eats is not yet given as an object . Between the animal that is eaten and
the one that eats , there is no relation of subordination like that connecting an
That one animal eats another scarcely alters a fundamental situation : every
animal is in the world like water in water . The animal situation does contain a
component of the human situation ; if need be , the animal can be regarded as a
The Eaten Animal , the Corpse , and the Thing The definition of the animal as a
thing has become a basic human given . The animal has lost its status as man ' s
fellow creature , and man , perceiving the animality in himself , regards it as a ...