Until now I haven’t consciously known about the scope and sequence of our reflective nature. For most of my life I have been somewhat unaware of the mechanism of desire and our reflective nature as well as what influences it. 638 more words
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Students of psychology would not be surprised by some of the key statements made by René Girard and his mimetic theory.
Indeed social psychology time and again shows how people’s social behavior and self-concepts are shaped by imitation processes and scapegoat mechanisms, as stressed by mimetic theory. 692 more words
Since his death a few weeks ago, I have found myself drawn to the theology and writings of Rene Girard. If you are unfamiliar with his ideas, I highly, highly recommend… 562 more words