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Girard and the Origin of Culture

  • Paisley Livingston
Part of the Boston Studies in the Philosophy and History of Science book series (BSPS, volume 130)

Abstract

I certainly share Andrew McKenna’ s enthusiasm for some of René Girard’ s ideas, and admire his effort to mediate between Girard and aspects of post-structuralist thought. Yet I am afraid we disagree on a number of very basic points. This disagreement does not concern the tenets of some kind of Girardian orthodoxy; rather, what is at stake are different ways Girard’ s insights may be interpreted and extended. In this regard, the most basic difference between McKenna’ s position and my own involves my skepticism about the proposed bridge between deconstruction and Girard’ s anthropology.

Keywords

Early Hominid Representational Capacity Originary Scenario Perceptual Linkage Hominid Brain 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Paisley Livingston
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Ecole PolytechniqueCREAParisFrance
  2. 2.McGill UniversityCanada

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