Vittorio Gallese The Two Sides of Mimesis Girard ’ s Mimetic Theory , Embodied Simulation and Social Identification

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  title={Vittorio Gallese The Two Sides of Mimesis Girard ’ s Mimetic Theory , Embodied Simulation and Social Identification},
  author={Vittorio Gallese},
  year={2009}
}
Crucial in Girard’s Mimetic Theory is the notion of mimetic desire, viewed as appropriative mimicry, the main source of aggressiveness and violence characterizing our species. The intrinsic value of the objects of our desire is not as relevant as the fact that the very same objects are the targets of others’ desire. One could in principle object against such apparently negative and one-sided view of mankind, in general, and of mimesis, in particular. However, such argument would misrepresent… CONTINUE READING
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