Sørensen’s Bataille: Notes on The ‘Apolitical’

Authors

  • Andrew Benjamin University of Technology, Sydney

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.2298/FID2101022B

Keywords:

Bataille, apolitical, Hegel, economy, subjectivity

Abstract

In Capitalism, Alienation and Critique, part of the development of Asger Sørensen’s overall argument is a disagreement with Georges Bataille. The crux of the argument is that Bataille’s thinking – especially his conception of subjectivity – is ‘apolitical’. The aim of this paper is to investigate the force of this claim. What does it mean for a position – albeit a philosophical one – to be ‘apolitical’?

References

Bataille, Georges (1973), Œuvres Complètes V, Paris: Gallimard.

—. (1988), Œuvres Complètes XII, Paris: Gallimard.

Sørensen, Asger (2019), Capitalism, Alienation and Critique, Boston, Leiden: Brill.

Published

2021-03-30

How to Cite

Benjamin, A. (2021) “Sørensen’s Bataille: Notes on The ‘Apolitical’”, Filozofija i društvo/Philosophy and Society. Belgrade, Serbia, 32(1), pp. 22–28. doi: 10.2298/FID2101022B.