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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Georges Bataille. Law and morality also have their place in the empire in that
they define a universal necessity of the relation of each thing with the others . But
the power of morality remains foreign to the system based on external violence .
He slowly reduced its violence to the sanction of the real order that morality
constitutes , provided that the real order conforms , precisely in morality , to the
universal order of reason . In reality , reason is the universal form of the thing (
Theoretically , the use of production was subordinated to morality , but morality
and the divine world were profoundly interdependent . The divine world drew its
strength from a violent negation which it condemned , and remained divine in