[[abstract]]This thesis aims to figure out how Philosophy in the Boudoir manifests Sadeian aesthetics of libertinage through emotional responses in the narrative of transgression and extreme pleasure in the libertine body. First, I use Bataille’s erotic discourse to explicate how the narrative of transgression in the boudoir arouses the libertine’s emotional responses, signifying its aesthetic value. Then, I elaborate that the debauchee uses libertine technologies of the self to perfect their posture as erotic objet d’art, manifesting the rou?’s aesthetics of existence—ecstasy in transgression. Last, I coin the word “Sadesthetics”—the sense of beauty in the narrative of transgression and erotic objet d’art, which sublimates sadistic immorality into sadesthetic amorality in the boudoir. My argument is that through Sadesthetics the sense of beauty of language and performance in transgression sublimates Sadism, which provides the reader with aesthetic interpretation.
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