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In the Name of All that is Holy : Classification and the Sacred

  title={In the Name of All that is Holy : Classification and the Sacred},
  author={Paul Stronge},
Introduction In this paper I explore certain aspects of the notion of the ‘sacred’ in the work of three French thinkers: Emile Durkheim, long regarded as one of the ‘founding fathers’ of sociology; Georges Dumézil, historian of comparative religion, and Georges Bataille, philosopher of eroticism and excess. A common thread in the thought of these – in other ways extremely diverse – writers is an intense engagement with the relation between what they see as the primary demarcation of entities… Expand
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