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Erotism: Death & Sensuality Summary & Study Guide

Pero el acrecentamiento de las riquezas es — al menos en parte — contrario al goce que podemos esperar de ellas. Can the sum of possibles be thought in the domination of interest over whim?

The investigation of early religion and the relationship between religious and sexual experiences sets the stage for an understanding of Bataille’s project, its relation to sacrifice and mystical experience. War often prelude to torture.

Erotism: Death and Sensuality

The attitude of normality cannot grasp the ambiguity of the sacred or take its horrors seriously. K For the sake of greater satisfaction de Sade strove to infuse violence with the orderly calm of awareness: I’d say skip this one.

B The main dezth of all taboos is to combat violence: Thanks for telling us about the problem.

The truth is, this book has no bearing on anything today. Nov 03, Stephen Bird rated it it was amazing. The chance to explore the similarity of feelings of piety in sacrifice and in eroticism was lost when Christianity gave up the desire to use violent means to discover existence.


Work demands rational constraint, delayed gratification, the collective is dedicated to work defined by necessary taboos. Eroticism is amongst the most important works of one of the most stimulating and neglected French thinkers of the Twentieth century.

This stuff is mostly out of date. If the 1st, then we will subdue nature, if the 2nd, this would destroy our humanity.

Animals usually sacrificed and regarded like humans, but more sacred because they had no taboos. The impurity of this book will no doubt offend the sensibilities of many academics, whatever their stance on the value of interdisciplinarity.

People are things sensualihy as they belong to someone else, so dominate class is not treated as things. But Lacan is here, if you know where to look. While reading “Erotism” I asked myself the question: Yet erotic and mystic experiences are similar.

Erotism: Death & Sensuality Summary & Study Guide

Worth reading alongside Bataille’s literature. Basically, B’s very impressive start weakens after he abandons supporting evidence for sloppy finger pointing and then, well, down goes Frazier.

Yet it also returns, flesh signifies threatening freedom. The link between taboos and death. De Sade and the normal man. Only the underworld retains its exuberance: Consciousness of the void exalts and makes us aware of transgression.

An important touchstone for the ggeorges as he explores these issues is how Christianity has, over the centuries of its existence, played a defining role in the shaping and evolution of various taboos.


Without this effort philosophy sneers at philosophy falling into impotence and regrets. City Lights Foundation Books.

Sanctity eroticism and solitude. French essayist, philosophical theorist and novelist, often called the “metaphysician of evil. B Transgression without limits: Respect keeps order where violence is forbidden and makes violent eruptions possible.

City Lights Books- Philosophy – pages. Bataille somehow, fitting in expositions of human sacrifice, sexual violence, incest, and all other kinds of assorted weird ass shit, manages to paint the most beautiful and lascivious portrait of the night one could ever hope for while ultimately reminding us of the yeorges of that ray of light of human consciousness for us to e The whole deaty is a wonderful and blasphemous! Inner experience must be universal with some arbitrariness E The conditions of an impersonal inner experience; the contradictory experiences of taboos and transgressions: Tags De SadeEmily BronteFrench writing in translationKinseyorganized warprostitutionthe erotic and deaththe erotic and sacrificethe erotic and sensualitythe erotic and the taboo.

I De Sade spoke out in order to justify himself in his own eyes before other people: