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The Resource How we became human : mimetic theory and the science of evolutionary origins, [edited by] Pierpaolo Antonello, Paul Gifford

How we became human : mimetic theory and the science of evolutionary origins, [edited by] Pierpaolo Antonello, Paul Gifford

Label
How we became human : mimetic theory and the science of evolutionary origins
Title
How we became human
Title remainder
mimetic theory and the science of evolutionary origins
Statement of responsibility
[edited by] Pierpaolo Antonello, Paul Gifford
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From his groundbreaking Violence and the Sacred and Things Hidden since the Foundation of the World, Reň Girard's mimetic theory is presented as elucidating "the origins of culture." He posits that archaic religion (or "the sacred"), particularly in its dynamics of sacrifice and ritual, is a neglected and major key to unlocking the enigma of "how we became human." French philosopher of science Michel Serres states that Girard's theory provides a Darwinian theory of culture because it "proposes a dynamic, shows an evolution and gives a universal explanation." This major claim has, however, remained underscrutinized by scholars working on Girard's theory, and it is mostly overlooked within the natural and social sciences. Joining disciplinary worlds, this book aims to explore this ambitious claim, invoking viewpoints as diverse as evolutionary culture theory, cultural anthropology, archaeology, cognitive psychology, ethology, and philosophy. The contributors provide major evidence in favor of Girard's hypothesis. Equally, Girard's theory is presented as having the potential to become for the human and social sciences something akin to the integrating framework that present-day biological science owes to Darwin-something compatible with it and complementary to it in accounting for the still remarkably little understood phenomenon of human emergence
Member of
Cataloging source
P@U
Index
index present
Language note
English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Studies in violence, mimesis, and culture
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Anthropology of religion
  • Human beings
  • Religion
  • PHILOSOPHY
  • Anthropology of religion
  • Human beings
  • Religion
  • Methods
  • Biological Evolution
  • Anthropology, Cultural
  • Cultural Evolution
  • Sociobiology
  • Genetic Phenomena
  • Behavioral Sciences
  • Investigative Techniques
  • Anthropology
  • Culture
  • Behavioral Disciplines and Activities
  • Analytical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques and Equipment
  • Social Sciences
  • Phenomena and Processes
  • Psychiatry and Psychology
  • Anthropology, Education, Sociology and Social Phenomena
Label
How we became human : mimetic theory and the science of evolutionary origins, [edited by] Pierpaolo Antonello, Paul Gifford
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Acknowledgments; Introduction; Part One. Questions of Methodology and Hermeneutics: Mimetic Theory, Darwinism, and Cultural Evolution; Coevolution and Mimesis (William H. Durham); Genes and Mimesis: Structural Patterns in Darwinism and Mimetic Theory (Paul Dumouchel); Maladaptation, Counterintuitiveness, and Symbolism: The Challenge of Mimetic Theory to Evolutionary Thinking (Pierpaolo Antonello); Part Two. Imitation, Desire, Victimization: Examining Mimetic Theory on the Evidence; Convergence between Mimetic Theory and Imitation Research (Scott Garrels)
  • The Deepest Principle of Life: Neurobiology and the Psychology of Desire (William B. Hurlbut)The Three Rs: Retaliation, Revenge, and (Especially) Redirected Aggression (David P. Barash); Part Three. Violent Origins Revisited; Violent Origins: Mimetic Rivalry in Darwinian Evolution (Melvin Konner); Mechanisms of Internal Cohesion: Scapegoating and Parochial Altruism (Zoey Reeve); A Mediatory Theory of Hominization (Giuseppe Fornari); Part Four. Interpreting Archaeological Data: Mimetic Readings of Çatalhöyük and Göbekli Tepe; Animal Scapegoating at Çatalhöyük (René Girard)
  • Self-transcendence and Tangled Hierarchies in Çatalhöyük (Jean-Pierre Dupuy)Rethinking the Neolithic Revolution: Symbolism and Sacrifice at Göbekli Tepe (Paul Gifford and Pierpaolo Antonello); Part Five. The Evolutionary Hermeneutics of Homo Religiosus; Intrinsic or Situated Religiousness: A Girardian Solution (Warren S. Brown, James Van Slyke, and Scott Garrels); Homo religiosus in Mimetic Perspective: An Evolutionary Dialogue (Paul Gifford); About the Authors; Index
Control code
ocn918993057
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781609174613
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt16tm5kr
Publisher number
MWT11432806
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)918993057
Label
How we became human : mimetic theory and the science of evolutionary origins, [edited by] Pierpaolo Antonello, Paul Gifford
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Acknowledgments; Introduction; Part One. Questions of Methodology and Hermeneutics: Mimetic Theory, Darwinism, and Cultural Evolution; Coevolution and Mimesis (William H. Durham); Genes and Mimesis: Structural Patterns in Darwinism and Mimetic Theory (Paul Dumouchel); Maladaptation, Counterintuitiveness, and Symbolism: The Challenge of Mimetic Theory to Evolutionary Thinking (Pierpaolo Antonello); Part Two. Imitation, Desire, Victimization: Examining Mimetic Theory on the Evidence; Convergence between Mimetic Theory and Imitation Research (Scott Garrels)
  • The Deepest Principle of Life: Neurobiology and the Psychology of Desire (William B. Hurlbut)The Three Rs: Retaliation, Revenge, and (Especially) Redirected Aggression (David P. Barash); Part Three. Violent Origins Revisited; Violent Origins: Mimetic Rivalry in Darwinian Evolution (Melvin Konner); Mechanisms of Internal Cohesion: Scapegoating and Parochial Altruism (Zoey Reeve); A Mediatory Theory of Hominization (Giuseppe Fornari); Part Four. Interpreting Archaeological Data: Mimetic Readings of Çatalhöyük and Göbekli Tepe; Animal Scapegoating at Çatalhöyük (René Girard)
  • Self-transcendence and Tangled Hierarchies in Çatalhöyük (Jean-Pierre Dupuy)Rethinking the Neolithic Revolution: Symbolism and Sacrifice at Göbekli Tepe (Paul Gifford and Pierpaolo Antonello); Part Five. The Evolutionary Hermeneutics of Homo Religiosus; Intrinsic or Situated Religiousness: A Girardian Solution (Warren S. Brown, James Van Slyke, and Scott Garrels); Homo religiosus in Mimetic Perspective: An Evolutionary Dialogue (Paul Gifford); About the Authors; Index
Control code
ocn918993057
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781609174613
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt16tm5kr
Publisher number
MWT11432806
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)918993057

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