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Index Abraham, 66 Achilles, 76 Adam, 66 Adorno, Theodor, 88 Agamemnon, 76 Akhenaton, 53–54, 116n14 Akhetaten, 53–54 Alexander, 22–23; compared to Napoléon, 29; death of, 18; as model, 48; and substitution , 25; transcendence of, 40–46, 55, 91, 114n30 Alföldy, Géza, 38, 113n10, 113n22 alienation: from being, 110n21; from the mass, 105; mastery as, 19; from self, 18–19 Amun, 53 Anaxarchus, 42, 44 Anaximander, 9 anthropology, 25, 114n35 Apollo, 100 Arabia, 58, 110n12 aristocracy, 14, 37–38, 71, 76, 88–92, 106 Aristotle, 4, 27, 28, 40, 45, 47, 89, 112n9 Atatürk, Kemal, 78 Aton, 53, 116n14 Aufhebung (sublation), 5, 6 Aztecs, 13–14, 19, 36, 110n19, 117n35 bad faith, 44–45, 73, 95 Bataille, Georges, 69, 71, 94, 118n46 Bell, Daniel, 76 Bellah, Robert, 115n5, 122n38 Bentham, Jeremy, 81 131 Bergman, Ingmar, 119n14 Bible, the, 11, 27–28, 54, 55, 99 Bloch, Ernst, 6, 105 Book of the Dead (Egyptian), 11 Book of the Dead (Tibetan), 10 Bottéro, Jean, 22, 24, 53, 109n8 bourgeoisie, 8–9, 71, 112n3; and individualism , 61, 68, 85, 94; in Japan, 93; revolutionary , 31, 120n23 Bremer, Paul, 120n16 Buddhism, 9, 26 Burkert, Walter, 13, 51, 112n46, 115n5 California, 119n15 capital, 31 capitalism, 62, 65, 76, 82, 84, 88–89, 91, 94, 115n5, 119n12 Carse, James, 116n10, 117–18n38 Catholicism, 55 Charles I, 23 China, 38–39, 91, 93 Christianity, 38, 40, 51–52, 55–56, 60, 66, 109n8, 118n46 Cicero, 13 civil society, 49, 77, 92 Clemenceau, Georges, 98 Clitus, 42, 44 Coffin Texts, 11 communism, 91 Confucianism, 38–40, 62 conservatism, 38, 59, 63–64, 98 creation mythologies, 14, 16–17 Cronus, 17 Darius, 22, 42, 44 David (King), 27–28, 42 de Gaulle, Charles, 22, 48–49, 62, 98–99 Deleuze, Gilles, 82, 119n13 Demeter, 17 democracy, 48–49, 68, 88–92, 95–97, 105 de Rais, Gilles, 71, 73, 118n46 desire, 9–10, 26, 90, 94–95. See also hedonism destiny, 9; bourgeois, 31; as dialectics, 47–49; and greatness, 74; as national attribute, 50; and religious ideas, 51–55; as synthesis , 59–60 detachment, philosophies of, 9, 25, 60 dialectics, 47–48, 50–52, 55–56, 70, 79–80, 87, 94 Dinka, 20 Diogenes, 41–44 Dionysian, 100 Dostoyevsky, Fyodor, 72, 96 Drury, Shadia, 74, 112n4 Durkheim, Émile, 92 Eckhardt, Meister, 57, 67 Egypt (ancient), 10–13, 19, 27, 34–36, 53, 109n8, 113n13 Egypt (modern), 45, 97 Eleusis, 13 Eliade, Mircea, 15, 102 Elias, Norbert, 8, 66, 68, 77, 85 England, 23, 93 Enkidu, 8, 15, 24, 26, 43, 66, 87–88, 102, 103, 111n41 Enlightenment, Age of, 45–46, 81, 88 Epic (genre), 76, 121n25 Epictetus, 27 Epicureans, 51, 89 eschatology, 11–12 eternal return, 100 Ethiopia, 75 Eve, 66 existence: of death, 78, 85; as destiny, 32; and difference, 101, 105; and empire, 34, 43; end-of-history, 93; and ethics, 52; and fear, 7–8, 59; as fellowship, 39–40, 43; given, 57, 67, 79, 89, 90, 98; and knowledge , 79; of life, 36, 67; lonely, 28; and mystery, 51; and politics, 102–3, 106; profundity of, 92; and sacrifice, 68; unity of, 54, 56–58; voluntary, 89, 100 Existentialism, 7–8, 87, 93 extinction, 12, 18, 111n28 Eylau, 31 Fabian, Johannes, 6 Fanon, Frantz, 95, 122nn39–40 Farabi, Abu Nasr Muhammad al-, 63–65, 117n32 fatalism, 8–9, 11; and civilization, 15; in imperial life, 35 fear: as aspect of civilization, 15, 19–20; and Dasein, 7; after death, 10; of death, 30– 31, 38, 43, 59, 66, 69; of decay, 18; of empire, 56; and equality, 57; of failure, 88; of freedom, 72; and humanity, 21; as severed dialectics, 52–55 feminine (power), 81–82 fetishism, of life, 9, 99 Fiji, 115n5 filial piety, 39 Flaubert, Gustave, 28 Foucault, Michel, 5, 28, 76, 81, 92, 123n7 France, 30, 49, 91, 93, 97 freedom: from civilization, 46; after death, 17; and democracy, 49–50; as embracing death, 10; from governance, 28, 42; gratuitous , 70; as illusion, 72–73; from love, 28–29; of will, 15–16 Freud, Sigmund, 59, 61, 70–71, 77, 79, 85, 87, 110n23, 119n12, 120n20 Fukuyama, Francis, 90 Germany, 49 Gilgamesh: divinity of, 20–22, 57; and Enkidu, 15, 29, 87–88; epic of, 7–10, 12; as foundational idea, 4, 5, 16, 18, 26, 34, 66, 111–12n43; and substitution, 24–25, 102; weakness of, 19 Giza, 34 132 INDEX Gottwald, Klement, 118n49 Greece (ancient), 12, 17, 21, 41, 45, 109n1...


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