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In: March 3, 2017

MIMESIS & MIMETIC THEORY

Mimesis means imitation (from the Greek, it has been pronounced both “mim-e-sis” or mim-ay-sis). In terms of the Mimetic Theory, mimesis is best understood as

If Girard’s anthropological researches have demonstrated one thing, it is the quasi-universality both of sacrifice and of the ‘emissary’ or scapegoat mechanism in all known

The Scapegoat

When in the course of human relationships, we find ourselves in conflict over commonly desired objects, mimetically entangled as it were, we may not kill