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    Mimetic desire & the scapegoat: notes on the thought of René Girard

    Keenan, Bernard (2023) Mimetic desire & the scapegoat: notes on the thought of René Girard. Critical Legal Thinking.

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    Abstract

    René Girard (1923-2015) was a synthetic theorist with a singular idée fixe, a grand pattern that he could not help but see inscribed and repeated everywhere in human culture. The key elements of Girard’s philosophical anthropology are mimetic desire, mimetic violence, and the scapegoat mechanism. This piece explains these key ideas and offers some reflections on their relationship with critical thought.

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    Item Type: Other
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Business and Law > Birkbeck Law School
    Depositing User: Bernard Keenan
    Date Deposited: 28 Sep 2023 15:08
    Last Modified: 28 Sep 2023 15:08
    URI: https://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/52024

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