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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Perhaps , but this does not matter if the goshawk eating the hen does not
distinguish it clearly from itself , in the same way that we distinguish an object
from ourselves . The distinction requires a positing of the object as such . There
does not ...
The division into beneficent and malefic is found again in the world of matter ,
where the tangible form is sometimes apprehensible ( in its identity with itself and
with its intelligible form , and in its operative power ) , and other times is not , but ...
... in a sudden movement of transcendence , where tangible matter is surpassed .
The intellect or the concept , situated outside time , is defined as a sovereign
order , to which the world of things is subordinated , just as it subordinated the