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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Desire is what transforms Being , revealed to itself by itself in ( true ) knowledge ,
into an " object " revealed to a “ subject ” different from the object and “ opposed ”
to it . It is in and by – or better still , as – “ his ” Desire that man is formed and is ...
In the first place , while it is true that the confusion has not ceased in the world of
mists , the latter do oppose an opaque ... The Spirits and the Gods The equality
and inequality of these various existences , all opposed to the things that pure ...
Doubtless this implies from the start a state of mind radically opposed to Hegelian
“ satisfaction , ” but here the contraries coincide ( they only coincide , and the
opposition in which they coincide cannot this time be overcome by any synthesis