LOSS OF SELF AS ETHICAL LIMIT
Article first published online: 23 JUL 2012
© 2012 Journal of Religious Ethics, Inc.
Journal of Religious Ethics
Volume 40, Issue 3, pages 546–550, September 2012
How to Cite
Brintnall, K. L. (2012), LOSS OF SELF AS ETHICAL LIMIT. Journal of Religious Ethics, 40: 546–550. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-9795.2012.00535.x
- Issue published online: 23 JUL 2012
- Article first published online: 23 JUL 2012
- Georges Bataille;
- Amy Hollywood;
- loss of self;
This Comment argues that Stephen Bush's critique of Georges Bataille's meditative practice fails to recognize how the disruption of the self, and the challenge to goal-oriented activity that comprise the heart of that practice, serve as an ethical limit that protects against sadistic and violent engagement with the world. The ethical disposition fostered by Bataille's practice is a dissolution of the self.