Georges Bataille: Phenomenology and Phantasmatology (Cultural Memory in the Present)

Georges Bataille: Phenomenology and Phantasmatology (Cultural Memory in the Present)

Rodolphe Gasché


This e-book investigates what Bataille, in "The Pineal Eye," calls mythological illustration: the mythological anthropology with which this strange philosopher needed to outflank and undo clinical (and philosophical) anthropology. Gasché probes that anthropology via situating Bataille's suggestion with admire to the quatrumvirate of Schelling, Hegel, Nietzsche, and Freud. He starts via displaying what Bataille's realizing of the mythological owes to Schelling. Drawing on Hegel, Nietzsche, and Freud, he then explores the inspiration of picture that constitutes this type of illustration that Bataille's cutting edge strategy involves. Gasché concludes that Bataille's mythological anthropology takes on Hegel's phenomenology in a scientific type. via examining it backwards, he not just dismantles its structure, he additionally ties each one point to the previous one, exchanging the idealities of philosophy with the phantasmatic representations of what he dubs "low materialism." Phenomenology, Gasché argues, hence paves the way in which for a brand new "science" of phantasms.

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