Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Girard

"What do we know about the human desire?"
(René Girard | The mimetic desire)


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:: note :: ... ideas on violence and religion ... Girard, a thinker on literature, myth and prophacy ... our desires are not original they are mimetic ... language is learned from imitation ... in order to develop spirit you need to catch fire from someone ... spirit is ignited by spirit ... desires are borrowed from others ... the lie of romanticism/the truth of the novel ... most imitation is spontaneous ... culture is organized around sacrifice ... violence against one ... all mythology discloses and disguises a process of scapegoating ... the killing of the substitute victim creates peace ... tragedy is recounting a myth ... to be a real sacrifice without death ... purification of passions ... sacrifice replaced with the telling of sacrifice ...