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 medical (and philosophical) anthropology. Gasché probes that anthropology via situating Bataille's notion with recognize to the quatrumvirate of Schelling, Hegel, Nietzsche, and Freud. He starts off by way of displaying what Bataille's knowing of the mythological owes to Schelling. Drawing on Hegel, Nietzsche, and Freud, he then explores the idea of picture that constitutes this type of illustration that Bataille's cutting edge strategy includes. Gasché concludes that Bataille's mythological anthropology takes on Hegel's phenomenology in a scientific model. through analyzing it backwards, he not just dismantles its structure, he additionally ties each one point to the previous one, changing the idealities of philosophy with the phantasmatic representations of what he dubs "low materialism." Phenomenology, Gasché argues, therefore paves the best way for a brand new "science" of phantasms.

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