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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true end , which would serve no purpose . What a " true end ” reintroduces is the
continuous being , lost in the world like water is lost in water : or else , if it were a
being as distinct as a tool , its meaning would have to be sought on the plane of ...
But if it is true that an exceptional violence is released in transcendence at the
moment of its movement , if it is true that it is the very awakening of possibility –
precisely because so complete a violence cannot be maintained for long – the ...
While it is true that a cohesion must necessarily distance itself from the capricious
data of the historical world , there is not one of these data that one should not try
to reduce to the whole and only insofar as the whole has been polished by ...