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René Girard and creative mimesis

Author: Vern Neufeld Redekop
Publisher: Lanham : Lexington Books, [2014]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book explores the nature and implications of positive, creative, and loving mimesis and brings together the interdisciplinary fields of Girardian studies and creativity studies in new and original ways. Scientists, philosophers, psychologists, theologians and ancient thinkers are brought into thought provoking and insightful dialogue with Girardian conceptions of mimetic desire, scapegoating, and hominization.
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Named Person: René Girard; René Girard; René Girard
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Vern Neufeld Redekop
ISBN: 9780739168981 0739168983
OCLC Number: 859061494
Description: viii, 338 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Contextual Introduction: Rene Girard and the Problem of CreativityVern Neufeld Redekop and Thomas RybaPart I. CREATIVE MIMESIS: HUMAN DEVELOPMENTChapter 1: Transforming Intersubjective Space: From Ruthlessness to Primary Creativity and Loving MimesisMartha ReinekeChapter 2: Mimesis and Creativity in Language Origins and Language AcquisitionChristina BiavaChapter 3: The Good, the True, and the Beautiful and Rene Girard's Mimetic TheoryRichard McGuigan and Nancy PoppPart II. ORIGINALITY AND COMPETITIONChapter 4: Modern Freedom and Creativity: "truth stripped of its cloak of time . . ."Andrew O'SheaChapter 5: Mimetic Theory and the Question of OriginalityRobert DoranChapter 6: Mimesis and Immortal Glory: How Creativity is Spurred by the Desire for One's Ideas to Dominate the Meme PoolThomas RybaPart III. POLITICS, POWER AND RELIGIONChapter 7: Vox popluli, Vox Dei: The Pantheistic Temptation of DemocracyWolfgang PalaverChapter 8: The Girardian Mimetic Theory and its Reading in a Positive Cultural and Economic Liberal ContextPatrick ImbertChapter 9: The Creative Desire for God: Mimesis Beyond Violence in Monotheistic ReligionThomas ReynoldsPart IV. THEOLOGICAL CONCEPTSChapter 10: Lonergan's `Imitating the Divine Relations': A Theological Contribution to Mimetic TheologyRobert M. Doran, S.J.Chapter 11: Original Sin, Grace and Positive MimesisPetra Steinmair-PoeselChapter 12: New Creation Metaphors? Mimesis and difference, creation and ecologyAndre LascarisPart V. PHILOSOPHICAL AND SCIENTIFIC ISSUESChapter 13: Hermeneutical MimesisJoachim DuyndamChapter 14: The Imitation of the Cellular and Violence Toward the NeighborFrancis Tobienne, Jr.Chapter 15: Love vs. Resentment: The Absence of Positive Mimesis in Generative AnthropologyPablo BanderaChapter 16: Nature as a Source of Positive DesireRobin Collins
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