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Rene Girard and Creative Mimesis

Rene Girard and Creative Mimesis

The Emergence of Caring, Consciousness, and Creativity

by Thomas Ryba
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Publication Date: 21/11/2013
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For half a century Rene Girard's theories of mimetic desire and scapegoating have captivated the imagination of thinkers and doers in many fields as an incisive look into the human condition, particularly the roots of violence. In a 1993 interview with Rebecca Adams, he highlighted the positive dimensions of mimetic phenomena without expanding on what they might be. Now, two decades later, this groundbreaking book systematically explores the positive side of mimetic theory in the context of the multi-faceted world of creativity. Several authors build on Adams' insight that loving mimesis can be understood as desiring the subjectivity of the other, particularly when the other may be young or wounded. With highly nuanced arguments authors show how mimetic theory can be used to address child and adult development, including the growth of consciousness and a capacity to handle complexity. Mimetic theory is brought to bear on big questions about creativity in nature, evolutionary development, originality, and religious intrusion into politics.
ISBN:
9780739168981
9780739168981
Category:
Philosophy of religion
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
21-11-2013
Language:
English
Publisher:
Lexington Books
Country of origin:
United States
Pages:
348
Dimensions (mm):
233x161x28mm
Weight:
0.63kg

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