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Economic Crisis, the "PIGS" and the European "Animal Farm"

(21) Comments | Posted May 12, 2012 | 11:56 AM

Current European economic crisis and its social repercussions can be viewed and interpreted from a number of perspectives. Here, I have opted to approach them in terms of the concepts and processes of mimetic desire and scapegoating, as these are analyzed in René Girard's work. My specific hermeneutic choice is...

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The Beauty in the "Beast": Humanity(-ies) in the Era of Globalization

(3) Comments | Posted March 15, 2012 | 11:37 AM

Describing what was (and still is) broadly held as "abnormal" examples of biological development, J. B. Robinet observed in his book Considérations philosophiques sur la gradation naturelle des formes de l' être (1768)1:

We should believe that the most apparently bizarre forms... belong necessarily and essentially to the universal plan...
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