What is Continental Philosophy: Bataille’s concepts are not mysticism

Here is very quick word about continental philosophy continental philosophy what is that? well it's a number of things but most of all it's a way of communicating I think it's a way of communicating using the medium of our money and as i have explained or hinted at so strongly suggested before I guess I've done all three irony is the ability to see things in WC what things probably should be like and you see what they are like and you put those two differences together as a comparison and you go all that's pretty funny that's really weird that's a humorous or that's a tragic or a data folks pay for it can be anything but you're putting two different ideas together it's like um the way we see in 3d if I looked through that I i'm seeing a flattened a panel of colors and shapes in front of me I look only to that it's a similar things that actually yeah I'm a little bit more short sighted in the eye that was not covered I'm but when we put them both together we see in 3d so i'll never go where room that's how it is I can see it before and that's the medium of continental philosophy why sometimes seems kind of weird or mystical language because it relies on the expectation that you have the ability to see like this see and duality not just say with one I don't be 1 i'd see the complexity see what it is and see what it isn't what we're talking about an object for example it could be anything it could be a concept or it could be it could be a material object but it works better with concepts you see what this concept indicates and then you see by virtue of seeing what it tries to indicate in the human realm you see what it isn't and the way I just said it there was very important too because it's with concepts you're dealing with the structures that wants to be absolute day kind of fun it's like they have almost an internal aim of their own to be universal to encapsulate everything and yet because they are here and concepts and humans are not everything humans are finite our perceptions are finite and limited and faulty as well but fundamentally finite and and therefore don't embrace on missions for very much short of seeing everything and therefore of understanding everything the concepts betray themselves concepts aim to be like this fundamental standard you know the concept of God is the standard of this absolute thing that supposed you know supposedly is above and over us all and doesn't change it never changes and and yet we have human concepts of God which are never inevitably I mean God is conceptualized by humans so I our concept is in fact always changing even though we searched and believe and act as if the concept is never never shifting difficult to wrap your mind around it around the sense of what concepts are and what concepts make us think in relation to that they're practical capacity let me try that again it's very difficult to see that there's a gap between our projections into the universal and the fact that it's just a projection that we are engaging in and a matter of extending our own cultures pneus into a realm that is actually idealized it's not it's not real except that we believe it to be real and to the extent that we do we we push toward that concept becoming a reality this is difficult stuff this has to do also with Ray on vacation the way that we tend to make our concepts real to ourselves by acting as if they worry and then they become real so even if initially there wasn't really any natural difference between men and women let's suppose or high and low when we start to act as if there is a fundamental and i'm shifting difference it makes it so we we we r fi are our concepts we turn them into realities concrete expressions and for how we feel yeah yes it's a it does it does make you pause it it ought to make you pause it ought to make you really examine everything it's it's a fundamental nature of irony in the fact that we do that the fact that we create the reality is that we presume to be outside of ourselves and then they actually do become outside of ourselves because we create that reality by our belief system it's not just that we do it that way but it's one of our tendencies it's one of our human foibles and to some degree human faults that we do it we have to serve the sexual confusion about what's in my head what's out there and concepts themselves because they have that zingy kind of firm very you know I'm powerful potent sense of representing the absolute sir we we have we get absorbed and concepts we self hypnotized and and and so maybe we have become hypnotized by our own notions and concepts and ideas and values and then we think they're outside of us and then of course we make them outside of us if I keep treating somebody in a particular way because my concept of them they will probably to come to becoming what I think they are through a projective identification eventually so continental philosophy treats concepts ironically and that's a key point to try to keep in mind when reading anything from that tradition when but I talked about a eurotic that's a phenomenon so I say a phenomenon that is phenomena that's not a person that's not a human being that's a phenomenon and your writing is a phenomenon that's the only intellectually rigorous way to treat it God is a phenomenon that's intellectually rigorous we must treat God as a human what were you why I'm saying that human phenomena but intellectually in in the most rigorous sense it's not something that we ought to treat as a thing so when the term God is used it's used ironically in the sense that there's a doubling of the vision between the concept of from absolute meaning and the human very limited very finite very contingent generation of that meeting of course you have to be an atheist to see things this way I should have explained yes um so I wanted to sales at the same thing with fragility of this notion that there are most actually let me make a kid there are no fragile people but there are fragile phenomena and when we get rid of the day t conceptualization in the sense that we don't have an ie for intellectually on rigorous reaction to this day t concept if I may 30 concept then we feel that life is fragile this is not a psychological state as such although it is but it's a response to a deeper understanding of how the universe really is structure as opposed to how it once seemed to be structured when we make things seem overly stable through are very stable conceptual notions we made things seem that way and then we realized that they are not how they seemed the stability is a projection and it's ironic when we do that it's it's a funny thing it's funny to see that we are doing that and we continue to do it and basically what kind of programs because of our generation of concepts to make things seems more stable than they are they're not that stable at all they are fragile so over and how this it seems like it's being a bit rambling but I show you that it's very difficult to address these topics as they are understood by the Continental philosophical stream and you do need to embrace atheism not mysticism to be able to grasp even a hint of them and it's a complex thing right complex and date I'll stop there