SEARCH

SEARCH BY CITATION

Keywords:

  • Georges Bataille;
  • Amy Hollywood;
  • loss of self;
  • sadomasochism;
  • violence

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.