We are not always able to remain true to our taboos all of the time. We allow a limited amount of transgression during certain situations to compensate for the building urge to return to the violence we came from, to reunite with the continuity of life that we seem to only experience during brief moments…

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Found : Bataille’s Columbine: The Sacred Space Of Hate Bataille's "heterology" – from the Greek word for difference – concerns the different as such. It is the difference that must be expelled from the same in order for the same to be the same. In bodily terms: excretions of all kinds; in the body-politic: sacrifice…

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Found : Georges Bataille: ecstasy and the uneasiness of postmodernism French philosophers of the 20th century… took the new insights of Friedrich Nietzsche to its extreme and developed a totally new and unheard of philosophy: postmodernism. Crucial in the development of this new philosophy is the work of Georges Bataille (1897-1962). This French philosopher combined…

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Found : George Bataille, dualism, postmodernism and Gnosticism The core duality of Bataille’s thought is thus between the profane and the sacred. In a first moment, this distinction can be read along the lines of the double intentionality of self-consciousness, very much like in the case of Hegel’s unhappy consciousness. For Bataille, the human being…

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Found : Divine Filth: The Lost Writings of Georges Bataille Could it be that Bataille secretly worshipped strength, and merely resigned himself to wallowing in ruin as the only thing a strong man can do in a world dominated by a conspiracy of the weak? Why not consider the possibility, drawn from this fragment, that…

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FOUND: link In the poetry fragment: ‘The Sky Goes Poo Poo’, Bataille reveals the universe as the gratuitous, exorbitant phenomenon that it in fact is. No metaphor is too wild to describe the whole of existence: ‘If an orgasmic dick engendered the universe, it’d make it like it is. In the transparency of the sky, we’d…

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FOUND: link Marx: The energy of the proletariat will be released through collective action. Bataille: Bravo! We can be noble savages again. Nietzsche: It would be better to release the energy of those who are truly noble– the higher men. Why not start a secret society and create our own values? Bataille: Brilliant! What do…

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