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Bataille and French Religious Atheism

Bataille and French Religious Atheism

Urpeth, Jim (1999) Bataille and French Religious Atheism. In: Open Research Seminar Series, 2 Dec 1999, Centre for Modern French Thought, University of Sussex. (Unpublished)

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A critical exposition of Bataille's notion of the 'sacred' across all of his key texts. Bataille's thought is related to, and interpreted in terms of, the project of 'critique' and interrogated from the perspective of the experience of contemporary capital. The resources Bataille provides for configuring the relation between religion and capitalism are also considered. As a whole the paper provides an introduction and overview of Bataille's thought and underlines its on-going contemporary significance.

Item Type: Conference or Conference Paper (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Bataille, philosophy of religion, religious atheism, religion and capitalism
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Humanities & Social Sciences
School of Humanities & Social Sciences > Department of Social, Political & Cultural Studies
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Last Modified: 14 Oct 2016 09:20

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