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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Insofar as tools are developed with their end in view , consciousness posits them
as objects , as interruptions in the indistinct continuity . The developed tool is the
nascent form of the non - I . The tool brings exteriority into a world where the ...
But this generalized reduction , this perfect fulfillment of the thing , is the
necessary condition for the conscious and fully developed posing of the problem
of man ' s reduction , to thinghood . Only in a world where the thing has reduced ...
The ideas that I have developed here are substantially present in it . The
correspondences between the Hegelian analysis and this “ theory of religion ”
would still need to be specified . The differences between the two representations