RENÉ GIRARD AND THE SCAPEGOAT

RENE GIRARD (1923-2015)

The root of all disturbance, if one will go to its source, is that no one will blame himself. —Dorotheus of Gaza, 6th c. monk French anthropological philosopher;René Girard has made a particular study of the phenonemenon of scapegoating. His theories (courtesy of wikipedia), are basically: 1. mimetic desire: imitation is an aspect of behaviour that not […]