Beyond Ethics: Erotic Life, Sacred, and Profane
The most significant (erotic) question of our age?: How do you make love
after the death of god?
For a while God hasn’t served as a point of moral reference for most
people in Western culture. No one thinks of law or human rights or
ethics in relation to god anymore.
After centuries of making love with the idea that god is a witness, how
do we make love now he is “dead”?
Erotic Passion in the Age of Liberal Apathy
Authoritarianism vs liberalism: what am I willing to lose for the sake of
With authoritarianism you know what is at stake, you know what
will happen if you pursue your passion or not. When you have
nothing but the market it’s difficult to decide what is at stake in
The death of the forbidden kiss: everything is possible and nothing
Once you can do everything and the government doesn’t care
what you do, what matters? What is still significant for you?
Desire anything - as long as you always desire the same (prepackaged)
Offered a pre-packaged freedom
Is it possible to seek an erotic dignity beyond mere sex and mere
Desire and the Law in French Theory
Georges Bataille and Jacques Lacan
Bataille’s Concept of Eroticism
Sex, eroticism, and human nature
: eroticism always adds something,
something that is useless in a pragmatic sense. This is quintessential to