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Literary critic, historian and anthropologist,
discoverer of the mimetic theory
"Ego Credo": About Faith, Hope,
Michel has taught at a number of institutions in France, including the
Sorbonne. He was elected to l'Académie Francaise in 1990. He
has been a visiting faculty member of Stanford University since 1984,
teaching there usually in the spring quarter. A former sailor, then
a mathematician, his reflection on his experiences and observations
turned him to philosophy, where he has made outstanding contributions.
More about Serres.
On Scapegoats and Other Animals in Leviticus
An American anthropologist and social theorist based
in Europe, Mark Anspach has been affiliated for the past twenty years
with the Centre de Recherche en Épistémologie Appliquée at the École
Polytechnique in Paris. After graduating from Harvard with a B.A. in
Social Studies in 1981, he went on to earn a doctoral degree in anthropology
at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (Paris) in 1988
and a Ph.D. in French at Stanford in 1991. More
Ann W. Astell
and Skulls: Georgia O'Keeffe and René Girard on the Origins of
Ann is Professor of English at Purdue University,
where she also serves as Chair of Medieval Studies. Her latest book,
Joan of Arc and Sacrificial Authorship (University of Notre Dame Press,
2003), employs the mimetic theory of René Girard.
Theory, Ecoliteracy and Mindfulness: Interweaving the work of René Girard,
Fritjof Capra and Francisco Varela
Ludovic is in his 2nd year of his doctoral degree at the Institut d'Etudes
du Développement Economique et Social (IEDES) at ParisI-Panthéon-Sorbonne
University. After having worked in Brazil in favelas (shantytowns),
he began to study the numerous obstacles (cognitive, sociological and
anthropological) that prevent the implementation of a sustainable development
in such areas. In other words, it led him to explore the difficulties
to live together, in peace and René Girard's work helped him
a lot in this task.
The Cradle of Civilization
The Planet Earth as Scene,
not Scapegoat: Reflections on Mimetic Theory and Film Images of Nuclear
Andrew Bartlett grew up in eastern Canada and studied English literature
at the University of New Brunswick (Fredericton), Dalhousie University
(Halifax, Nova Scotia), and York University (Ph.D. 1994) in Toronto.
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Heidegger, Nature & Sophia-Poiesis
Tony was born 1946 in Epping, England, brought up in Gloucester, the
Isle of Wight and Portsmouth. Joined Novitiate of Claretian Missionaries
in 1964. Studied philosophy at Jesuit Pontifical Athanaeum, Heythrop,
Oxfordshire, theology at London University and Lateran College, Rome.
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Colin J. Campbell
Nature, The Sacred and
Violence in Bataille and Adorno-Horkheimer
Colin is in the fourth year of his doctoral degree at York University
in Toronto, under the auspices of York's graduate programme in social
and political thought. He recently settled on his dissertation topic,
which is the intersection between political theory (Plato, Hobbes and
Rousseau) and theories of sacrificial logic and scapegoating (Georges
Bataille, T.W. Adorno and Max Horkheimer, and René Girard).
Eric is currently working on his dissertation in medieval literature
in the English department at Purdue University. Focusing on Old English
and Old Norse texts from an anthropological viewpoint, Eric's dissertation
is an attempt to reconcile the biological and cultural motivations for
both warfare and altruism as depicted in medieval literature. More
The prisoner free of the dilemma
David is a PhD student at the Center for Research in Applied Epistemology
(CREA - Ecole Polytechnique, Paris). After studies in mathematics and
computer sciences at the Ecole Normale Superieure, he started some researches
in social cognition and evolution of social systems. More
Robert J. Daly, S.J.
Biblical, Modern, and Post-Modern/Post-Christian
Views of Nature, Human Nature and Mimetic Theory
Robert is professor emeritus of theology at Boston College where he
has taught since completing his doctorate in Würzburg, Germany in 1972.
More about Robert.
nature gnawd them to this resolution: Byrons Poetry
and Mimetic Desire
Ian is an Associate Professor in English at the University of Ottawa.
He is the author of the Girardian study Nationalism and Desire in Early
Historical Fiction (1997) and has published on Sir Walter Scott, James
Fenimore Cooper and other Romantic novelists. His more recent work is
on the Mimetic Theory and Lord Byron; a book, Lord Byron and the History
of Desire, is nearing completion. He is also a novelist with four published
titles; the most recent is The Emperor's Assassin (2003), co-authored
under the pseudonym "T. F. Banks".
From Scapegoat to God
Nature and Mimetic Theory
Appearance 1 Appearance
Paul is Professor of Philosophy at the Université du Québec à Montréal
(Canada) and Professor in the Graduate School of Core Ethics and Frontier
Sciences (Kyoto, Japan). He is author of EMOTIONS ESSAI SUR LE CORPS
ET LE SOCIAL (Paris, 1995), and co-author with Jean-Pierre Dupuy of
L'ENFER DES CHOSES, RENÉ GIRARD ET LA LOGIQUE DE L'ÉCONOMIE (Paris,
1979) He also edited VIOLENCE AND TRUTH (1988) a collective work on
René Girard and COMPRENDRE POUR AGIR: VIOLENCES VICTIMES ET VENGEANCE
(2001). Paul Dumouchel he has published more than twenty articles on
various aspects of mimetic theory.
Nature and Mimetic Theory
Professor Jean-Pierre Dupuy is a Professor of Social and Political Philosophy at the École Polytechnique, Paris. He is the Director of research at the C.N.R.S. (Philosophy) and the Director of C.R.E.A. (Centre de Recherche en Épistémologie Appliquée), the philosophical research group of the École Polytechnique, which he founded in 1982. At Stanford University, he is a researcher at the Study of Language and Information (C.S.L.I.) Professor Dupuy is by courtesy a Professor of Political Science.
Joyce (Navajo), Director of Education, Museum of Indian Arts and Culture,
Santa Fe, New Mexico, is known both for her own artistry in traditional
Navajo textiles and clothing, and for her teaching. Begay-Foss works
with local Native-American communities, where she is helping to revive
and introduce traditional vertical loom weaving among her students.
She has taught with the Santa Fe Public School Indian Education program,
Poeh Center (Pojoaque Pueblo) and with school groups visiting the Museum
of Indian Arts and Culture. She is also an expert in the use of natural
dyes and techniques common to both Native American and Hispanic traditional
from a Judeocentric Perspective.
Gans was born in Bronx, New York, August 21, 1941. He graduated Bronx
High School of Science in 1957. Other degress that he earned are: BA
at the French, Columbia College, 1960 (summa cum laude), MA in Romance
Languages, Johns Hopkins University, 1961, and a Ph D at Johns Hopkins
University, 1966 (with distinction).
Imitation, Mirror Neurons,
& Mimetic Desire: Convergent Support for the Work of Rene Girard (Full
Scott is in the last year of his doctoral program in Clinical Psychology
at Fuller Theological Seminary. His dissertation was on divergent thinking
and abstract problem solving in children and adults with Agenesis of
the Corpus Callosum. More about
of the exterior by discourse and its mimetic aims Patrick Imbert, University
William A. Johnsen is Professor of English at Michigan
State University and a member of the Advisory Board to COV&R. Violence
and Modernism. Ibsen, Joyce, and Woolf was published in 2003.
Modern Ecological Crisis: Nature as Theater and Fuel for the Mimetic
Contagion in the Phenomena of
Holy Laughter, the Slaying in the Spirit, the Festal Shout, and Worship
Dance: A Good Mimesis?
Sport Hunting as Ritual
Allen was born in Pickstown, South Dakota, in 1948. Childhood in Indiana
and Maryland. Bachelor of Arts, Biology, 1970, Manchester College (Indiana).
Married Debora Brodrick in 1971. West Virginia resident since 1973.
Four sons, ages 28, 25, 23, 18. More
to End Abortion Without Casting It Out An Attempt to Apply Mimetic Theory
in Response to Bernadette Waterman-Ward
Notes in Response to Gil Bailie
on The Cradle of Civilization
Britton W. (Britt) Johnston is the Pastor of Westminster Presbyterian
Church in Santa Fe. http://www.cybermesa.com/~britton
the Bloody “Face of Nature”: The Persecution of Religion in Hawthorne’s
Martin is Assistant Professor of English at the University of Texas
at Austin. He received his BS in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford
in 1990, and his PhD from UCLA in 2000. More