L Enfer Des Choses

Author: Paul Dumochel
Publisher: FeniXX
ISBN: 2021261670
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En soulignant le rôle fondateur de la violence dans les sociétés humaines ; en jetant les bases d'une pensée neuve organisée autour de la notion de désir mimétique ; en renvoyant surtout à leur échec les vieilles pensées modernes (structuralisme, freudisme, etc.), René Girard a fait scandale au sens littéral du terme. Bénéficiaire d'un extraordinaire engouement de la part des intellectuels, l'auteur de La violence et le sacré et Des choses cachées depuis la fondation du monde, sévèrement critiqué par ailleurs, est aujourd'hui au centre d'un débat fondamental. Que l'on juge inquiétante l'émergence d'une telle pensée, globale ou féconde cette réconciliation proposée par Girard entre la connaissance scientifique et la foi religieuse, il paraît en tout cas difficile désormais de raisonner comme si cette œuvre n'existait pas. Certains d'ailleurs, moins soucieux de polémique que d'approfondissement, avouent avoir trouvé dans l'hypothèse mimétique un concept d'une singulière fécondité dans leur propre domaine. C'est le cas de Jean-Pierre Dupuy et de Paul Dumouchel qui proposent ici une passionnante avancée avec Girard. Sans dissimuler certaines réserves que leur inspire la théorie mimétique, ils s'interrogent sur son efficacité explicative dans le domaine économique. La violence économique du monde moderne, le délire consommateur des sociétés industrialisées ont-ils quelque chose à voir avec la violence sacrificielle ? Sur un terrain peu exploré par René Girard lui-même, Dupuy et Dumouchel posent des questions très subversives auxquelles René Girard, dans une riche postface, a accepté de répondre.

Ren Girard S Mimetic Theory

Author: Wolfgang Palaver
Publisher: MSU Press
ISBN: 1609173651
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A systematic introduction into the mimetic theory of the French-American literary theorist and philosophical anthropologist René Girard, this essential text explains its three main pillars (mimetic desire, the scapegoat mechanism, and the Biblical “difference”) with the help of examples from literature and philosophy. This book also offers an overview of René Girard’s life and work, showing how much mimetic theory results from existential and spiritual insights into one’s own mimetic entanglements. Furthermore it examines the broader implications of Girard’s theories, from the mimetic aspect of sovereignty and wars to the relationship between the scapegoat mechanism and the question of capital punishment. Mimetic theory is placed within the context of current cultural and political debates like the relationship between religion and modernity, terrorism, the death penalty, and gender issues. Drawing textual examples from European literature (Cervantes, Shakespeare, Goethe, Kleist, Stendhal, Storm, Flaubert, Dostoevsky, Proust) and philosophy (Plato, Camus, Sartre, Lévi-Strauss, Derrida, Vattimo), Palaver uses mimetic theory to explore the themes they present. A highly accessible book, this text is complemented by bibliographical references to Girard’s widespread work and secondary literature on mimetic theory and its applications, comprising a valuable bibliographical archive that provides the reader with an overview of the development and discussion of mimetic theory until the present day.

For Ren Girard

Author: Sandor Goodhart
Publisher: MSU Press
ISBN: 1609171292
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In his explorations of the relations between the sacred and violence, René Girard has hit upon the origin of culture—the way culture began, the way it continues to organize itself. The way communities of human beings structure themselves in a manner that is different from that of other species on the planet. Like Albert Einstein, Sigmund Freud, Émile Durkheim, Martin Buber, or others who have changed the way we think in the humanities or in the human sciences, Girard has put forth a set of ideas that have altered our perceptions of the world in which we function. We will never be able to think the same way again about mimetic desire, about the scapegoat mechanism, and about the role of Jewish and Christian scripture in explaining sacrifice, violence, and the crises from which our culture has been born. The contributions fall into roughly four areas of interpretive work: religion and religious study; literary study; the philosophy of social science; and psychological studies. The essays presented here are offered as "essays" in the older French sense of attempts (essayer) or trials of ideas, as indeed Girard has tried out ideas with us. With a conscious echo of Montaigne, then, this hommage volume is titled Essays in Friendship and in Truth.

Evolution And Conversion

Author: René Girard
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 0567032523
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A reappraisal of René Girard's theory on the relationship between violence and religion in light of today's society.

Rene Girard And Myth

Author: Richard Golsan
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113676335X
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First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Ambivalence Of Scarcity And Other Essays

Author: Paul Dumouchel
Publisher: MSU Press
ISBN: 1628950005
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First published in French in 1979, “The Ambivalence of Scarcity” was a groundbreaking work on mimetic theory. Now expanded upon with new, specially written, and never-before-published conference texts and essays, this revised edition explores René Girard’s philosophy in three sections: economy and economics, mimetic theory, and violence and politics in modern societies. The first section argues that though mimetic theory is in many ways critical of modern economic theory, this criticism can contribute to the enrichment of economic thinking. The second section explores the issues of nonviolence and misrecognition (méconnaissance), which have been at the center of many discussions of Girard’s work. The final section proposes mimetic analyses of the violence typical of modern societies, from high school bullying to genocide and terrorist attacks. Politics, Dumouchel argues, is a violent means of protecting us from our own violent tendencies, and it can at times become the source of the very savagery from which it seeks to protect us. The book’s conclusion analyzes the relationship between ethics and economics, opening new avenues of research and inviting further exploration. Dumouchel’s introduction reflects on the importance of René Girard’s work in relation to ongoing research, especially in social sciences and philosophy.

Stil

Author: Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht
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