Bataille 5263, 1621681 Eroticism2. Work/Reason Vs. Violence/Animality3. Taboos require
4. Human Eroticism vs Animal Sex5. The significance of Beauty
Eroticism is the assent to life up to the point of deathseeking as much continuity as our
discontinuity can sustain
releigous eroticism, (becoming one with all of creation)
unreason, animality, passions, violence, extravagance of life (5960)
FOUNDATION OF LIFE: extravagance means giving, spending, exces. THe sun gives and
overflows with energyanima food chain, animal will absorb energy when it eats something else
Constant absrobtion and expending of energy. feel horror and facination because it is our
reality.Horror: leads us to say no to ^^. Humans are the beings that say no to violence.
create shelters, clothes, tools, technology to make life easier. (peculiar to being human and what
makes us human) This is the realm of work and reason. Need to work to do all those thins. Use
reason to figure out the steps for everything.
Requires us to set up taboos. If we did the taboos we wouldnt have time to do work. Need to put
a taboo on killing. Taboo on having sex i