Evolution and Conversion: Dialogues on the Origins of Culture

Bloomsbury Publishing
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Evolution and Conversion explores the main tenets of René Girard's thought in a series of dialogues. Here, Girard reflects on the evolution of his thought and offers striking new insights on topics such as violence, religion, desire and literature. His long argument is a historical one in which the origin of culture and religion is reunited in the contemporary world by means of a reinterpretation of Christianity and an understanding of the intrinsically violent nature of human beings. He also offers provocative re-readings of Biblical and literary texts and responds to statements by Daniel Dennett and Richard Dawkins. Including an introduction by the authors, this is a revealing text by one of the most original thinkers of our time.
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About the author

René Girard (1923-) was Andrew B. Hammond Professor Emeritus of French Language, Literature, and Civilization at Stanford University, USA, from 1981 to his retirement in 1995. A historian, literary critic and philosopher, he is the author of over 30 books including Violence and the Sacred.
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Publisher
Bloomsbury Publishing
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Published on
Feb 23, 2017
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Pages
216
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ISBN
9781350018242
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Language
English
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Genres
Philosophy / Criticism
Philosophy / History & Surveys / Modern
Religion / Christianity / General
Religion / Christianity / Literature & the Arts
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