COMPARISON OF THE IDEA OF CRIME

CRIMESADEZ

In addition, and in the first place, laws are an expression of the idea of a “universal”, i.e. in Stirnerian, of a craze. He calls them, equivalent to Stirner, “Chimeras”. In the “Philosophie dans le Boudoir”, he explains: “Parce que les lois ne sont pas faites pour le particulier, mais pour le general, ce qui les met dans une perpétuelle contradiction avec l’intérêt personnel, attend que l’intérêt personnel l’est toujours avec l’intérêt général” (Sade, Philosophie dans le Boudoir, 470).

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THE CONCEPT OF CRIME IN THE WORKS OF SADE

CRIMESADEZ

In order to read crime in the Sadean sense with Stirner, it is necessary to distinguish various meanings of this term. In the works of Sade, crime does not equal crime. In his works  “Les Cent vingt journées de Sodome”, “La Nouvelle Justine” and “Histoire de Juliette”, Sade repeatedly reflected on the concept of crime. One can derive from them roughly three levels of his concept of crime:

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