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Author Ryba, Thomas
Title René Girard and Creative Mimesis
Imprint Lanham, MD : Lexington Books, 2013
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Note Intro -- Title Page -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction: René Girard and the Problem of Creativity -- HUMAN DEVELOPMENT -- Transforming Intersubjective Space: From Ruthlessness to Primary Creativity and Loving Mimesis -- Mimesis and Creativity in Language Origins and Language Acquisition -- The Good, the True, and the Beautiful and René Girard's Mimetic Theory -- ORIGINALITY AND COMPETITION -- Modern Freedom and Creativity in Girard, Eagleton, and Taylor: ". . . truth stripped of its cloak of time" -- Imitation and Originality: Creative Mimesis in Longinus, Kant, and Girard -- Mimesis and Immortal Glory: How Creativity Is Spurred by the Desire for One's Ideas to Dominate the Meme Pool -- POLITICS, POWER, AND RELIGION -- Vox populi, vox Dei: The Pantheistic Temptation of Democracy -- Mimetic Theory in a Positive Cultural and Economic Liberal Context -- The Creative Desire for God:Mimesis Beyond Violence in Monotheistic Religions? -- THEOLOGICAL CONCEPTS -- Lonergan on Imitating the Divine Relations -- Original Sin, Grace, and Positive Mimesis -- New Creation Metaphors? Mimesis and Difference, Creation and Ecology -- PHILOSOPHICAL AND SCIENTIFIC ISSUES -- Hermeneutical Mimesis -- Cellular Imitation and Violence Toward the Neighbor -- Love vs. Resentment: The Absence of Positive Mimesis in Generative Anthropology -- Nature as a Source of Non-Conflictual Desire -- Conclusion -- Index -- About the Contributors
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. Scientists, philosophers, psychologists, theologians and ancient thinkers are brought into dialogue with conceptions of mimetic desire, scapegoating, and hominization
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Ryba, Thomas René Girard and Creative Mimesis Lanham, MD : Lexington Books,c2013 9780739168981
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