Evolution and Conversion PB Paperback

Dialogues on the Origins of Culture

by Rene Girard;

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Evolution and Conversion PB

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René Girard is one of the most divisive and striking intellectuals of the 20th century. Over the past forty years, his work has continued to exert an influence across literary theory, philosophy and the social sciences. Echoing the format of his early works, Evolution and Conversion brings Girard into dialogue with two sympathetic interviewers and allows him to speak candidly about the major tenets of his life and thought.

Hailed by Michel Serres as “the Charles Darwin” of human sciences, Girard is in fact one of the few thinkers who has given full consideration to an evolutionary perspective to explain the emergence of culture and institutions. Evolution and Conversion draws out not only this aspect of his thought but also emphasises the centrality of religion to his work. Girard’s reflection on the relationship between violence and religion is both original and persuasive and, given the urgency of this issue in our contemporary world, in need of a reappraisal.

Chapter 1. The Life of the Mind
Chapter 2. “A theory by which to work”: the Mimetic Mechanism
Chapter 3: The Symbolic Species
Chapter 4. Critique and Dialogue: From Frazer to Levi-Strauss
Chapter 5: Method, Evidence and Truth
Chapter 6: The Scandal of Christianity
Chapter 7: Modernity, Postmodernity and the End of History

Evolution and Conversion PB by Rene Girard was published by Continuum in February 2008 and is our 41811th best seller. The ISBN for Evolution and Conversion PB is 9780567032522.

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Details for Evolution and Conversion PB

Page last updated 13th August 2016
Author / Artist
Book Formatpaperback
PublisherContinuum (February 2008)
Number of Pages192
Thickness18 mm
Height216 mm
Width138 mm
Product Code1132353
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