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Mirror Neurons- Desire and Mimesis 2

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

Desire And Mimesis Essay Series

More Than Myself- Desire and Mimesis 1

I’m taking a fascinating online course this year called Mimesis Academy . Each week there’s a short lesson to read, some reading to do from a great book list, a video to watch /listen to and an essay to write. 564 more words

Desire And Mimesis Essay Series

Mimetic Food Habits

It would be very interesting to create an intensified dialogue between Paul Rozin‘s research on the acquisition of likes and dislikes for foods and René Girard’s mimetic theory. 510 more words

René Girard

Social Psychology & Mimetic Theory

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

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Scapegoating our Muslim Brothers and Sisters: An Example from Girardian Theology

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

Cultural Commentary

The Coach = An Easy Scapegoat

Ruben Van Gucht, a Belgian sports journalist, did a little research on the question whether soccer teams really benefit from firing a coach and attracting a new one when a team is not delivering expected results. 605 more words

Mimetic Theory

Farewell, René Girard

René Girard died November 4th in his home in Stanford, California, at the age of 91. Most probably you haven’t read any obituary about him, and I only learned of his death tonight when I went on the… 1,148 more words

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