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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: Introduction: René Girard and the Problem of Creativity / Vern Neufeld Redekop and Thomas Ryba --
Chapter 1: Transforming Intersubjective Space: From Ruthlessness to Primary Creativity and Loving Mimesis / Martha Reineke --
Chapter 2: Mimesis and Creativity in Language Origins and Language Acquisition / Christina Biava --
Chapter 3: The Good, the True, and the Beautiful and René Girard{u2019}s Mimetic Theory / Richard McGuigan and Nancy Popp --
Chapter 4: Modern Freedom and Creativity: ?truth stripped of its cloak of time . . .? / Andrew O{u2019}Shea --
Chapter 5: Imitation and Originality: Creative Mimesis in Longinus, Kant, and Girard / Robert Doran --
Chapter 6: Mimesis and Immortal Glory: How Creativity is Spurred by the Desire for One{u2019}s Ideas to Dominate the Meme Pool / Thomas Ryba --
Chapter 7: Vox popluli, Vox Dei: The Pantheistic Temptation of Democracy / Wolfgang Palaver --
Chapter 8: Mimetic Theory in a Positive Cultural and Economic Liberal Context / Patrick Imbert --
Chapter 9: The Creative Desire for God: Mimesis Beyond Violence in Monotheistic Religions? / Thomas Reynolds --
Chapter 10: Lonergan{u2019}s {u2018}Imitating the Divine Relations / Robert M. Doran, S.J. --
Chapter 11: Original Sin, Grace and Positive Mimesis / Petra Steinmair-Pösel --
New Creation Metaphors? Mimesis and Difference, Creation and Ecology / André Lascaris o.p. --
Hermeneutical Mimesis / Joachin Duyndam --
Cellular Imitation and Violence Toward the Neighbor / Francis Tobienne, Jr. --
Love vs. Resentment: The Absence of Positive Mimesis in Generative Anthropology / Pablo Bandera --
Conclusion / Vern Neufeld Redekop and Thomas Ryba.
Responsibility: edited by Vern Neufeld Redekop and Thomas Ryba.

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