La Part maudite : Essai d'économie générale La Consumation review ´ 109

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La Part maudite : Essai d'économie générale. La Consumation review ´ 109 ´ La parte maldita puede leerse como clave para estructurarun proyecto mayor dar cuenta por un lado de los procesosde formación de la subjetividad humana escindidaentre la utilidad y el gasto revisar la situación presente del homLa parte maldita puede leerse como clave para estructurarun proyecto mayor dar cuenta por un lado de los procesosde formación de la subjetividad humana escindidae. This book is generally acknowledged as an attempt at articulating a major theory of political economy out of Nietzsche's ideas with a lethal dose of clarity First however this is a very Heideggerian Nietzsche though no surprise as Heidegger's work was the only major systematic apprehension of Nietzsche's philosophy at the time Heidegger's claim that for Nietzsche nihilism defines some kind of a historical key to understanding all of Western history seems to me to be reproduced in its entirety and fallibility by suggesting that the economy has its own 'will to nothingness' Some of the most interesting ideas further explored in volumes II and III is a kind of positing of Heidegger's 'cleared' stage of authentic pre metaphysical knowledge as refigured through the Hegelian concept of totality certainly used in a much french way thus building up a kind of historical ontology of the material world as dependent on the symbolic order of the economy What is less Heideggerian is a setting up of a dialectic of production and consumption that is materialized in the concept of 'excess' that comes up with its own historical and peculiar incarnations I'd say that as much as Mick Dillon's book Security uses the concept of security to suggest there is a much richer 'lifeworld' of politics that we can start to see if we handle that is deconstruct the term properly here the same could count with respect to the use of 'excess' that as well borders on the now somewhat deflated concept of 'affect' as a key to our economic imagination EDIT Having read Bataille I no longer think this is really the case and I no longer think based on texts prior to the Accursed Share where some of the differences are stated for example a footnote to Method on Meditation that Heidegger marks as much influence on his thought as I did before I actually think that the Nietzsche here is uite different from Heidegger's interpretation on some major and important points I don't think any that Bataille's thinking is nihilistic in terms of the usual binary of 'active' and 'passive' nihilism but it can be refigured as a kind of 'radical' or 'perfect' nihilism I think that comparison to Dillon's book politics of security I've made before are however uite correct as indeed the book gives us a richer deeper and nuanced ie 'extended' view of what we view as the EconomyLast the chapters on Bataille's own views of the Cold War and Soviet Communism Stalinism are to me a fascinating way of suggesting that the Communist imagination conventionally understood of the economy reproduces the same fallacy and narrow understanding of the economy in the form of an obsession with 'primitive' accumulation in Bataille's own words The nicest thing about Bataille however is that despite his fallacies and his own 'brand' of nihilism this conceptual system allows for its own broadening and corrections without a need of falsifying A major and badly 'overlooked' book

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Ntre la utilidad y el gasto revisar la situación presente del hombre involucrado en las operaciones de gastos útiles oinútiles serviles o soberanos; y postular. The overall thesis of the book seems to me to be that as organisms we get energy than we need surplus excess and must profitlessly needlessly uselessly expend this excess and that while other theories of economy focus on production his general economy focuses on this expenditureconsumption Everything in this book seems to build off these ideas and it goes in pretty bizarre directions The chapters on the Aztecs and Soviet Industrialization were very good The last section of the last chapter talks about self consciousness and how it is a different kind of consciousness because it is not a consciousness OF anything but of pure interiority He likens this not yet realized development as the euivalent of the transition from animality to humanity He also admits it associates him with mysticism It was a very strange ending and I can't say I totally understood where he was going with it or if I'm even interpreting it right Still a really enjoyable read and I'm interested to read volumes 2 and 3

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La Part maudite Essai d'économie générale La ConsumationUna programáticarecuperar la soberanía no ya como prerrogativa de los estados sino como la conuista de todos auellos ue algunavez poseyeron la magia de lo sagrad. Ritual sacrifice potlatches conuest festivals opulence and luxury lavish public works avenues through which given social formations must expend their surpluses or risk descending into famine imperial wars genocide mass unemployment etc Focusing on consumption in this first volume Bataille traces societal mechanisms of expenditure through their archaic medieval capitalist and communist iterations and offers a model of a solar economy based on excess rather than scarcity Bataille's prose here is lucid lacking the sometimes overwrought style of some of his earlier work on eroticism