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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This is a simple truth , but animal life , halfway distant from our consciousness ,
presents us with a more disconcerting enigma ... Just as we can speak fictively of
the past as if it were a present , we speak finally of prehistoric animals , as well as
There is only one difference between the absurdity of things envisaged without
man ' s gaze and that of things among which the animal is present ; it is that the
former absurdity immediately suggests to us the apparent reduction of the exact ...
I feel obliged to present a table * that makes it possible to visualize the
successive possibilities as a single development . This figure emphasizes the
dialectical character of the development whose phases go from opposition to
opposition and ...