Mimetic Theory and Hermeneutics
journal contributionposted on 17.05.2017 by Paolo Diego Bubbio
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The thought of René Girard has been object of much interest in the last few years, both in the "Continental" and in the "English-speaking" philosophical areas. Nevertheless, René Girard's thought is not always accepted in the academic circles. The main cause for this is that his theory is considered too "philosophical" in the Human Sciences Departments, and it seems too close to cultural anthropology and literary criticism to be appreciated by philosophers. This is the reason why it could be fruitful to focus the attention on the philosophical aspects – I am tempted to say "on the central philosophical nucleus" – of René Girard's way of thinking.