Enemies of Mimetic Essence: Lacoue-Labarthe As we can see, Derrida clearly regards mimesis as representation, although mimetic representation has no. Deleuze and Lacoue-Labarthe on the Reversal of Platonism: The Mimetic Abyss. David Lane. Among Friedrich Nietzsche’s many daring philosophical declara-. Renaissance world, as Lacoue-Labarthe suggests) and has nothing to do with the role of mimesis in musical expression. It concerns, rather, a question of.

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For Derrida there is no first writing, only different imitations or repetitions of previous texts. This volume of six essays deals with the relation between philosophy and aesthetics, particularly the role of mimesis in a mkmesis of representation. Referring to the Victim. The essence in every repetition is, according to Deleuze, non-mediated difference.

As we have seen, Girard has made mimesis an essence in his thought. Please, subscribe or login to access full text content. In the late 20 th century, continuing into the 21 st century, however, there seems to be a tendency to reject anything which smacks of mlmesis.

Contents Desistance by Jacques Derrida. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and lacoue-labarhe.

In this respect there is a scapegoating of the new, the different, which, through mimetic shifts, changes and acquires new forms.


Every text stands in a mimetic relation to another text. Stanford University Press- Philosophy – pages. Girard is preoccupied with origins. The question surrounding the authenticity of mimesis must, however, be seen in relation to the victim. However, in the work of Girard mimesis is the force governing all human relationships and cultural life.


There are no lacoue-labxrthe books, or books that could supersede it. The productive force of mimesis can be seen as the way in which it multiplicates images, words, thoughts and actions without becoming tangible itself. The Fable Literature and Philosophy. Mimesis is originary, even, in my view, primary to violence, and the primal force in cultural evolution. Scholarly work on mimesis means mostly seeing mimesis as something representational.

Stanford Laciue-labarthe Press The second, intertwined with the first, is in fact instrumental in stimulating the rigor with which the first develops. Mimesis is Pre-Representational As we have seen, Girard operates with a concept of doubling, one which takes place only in the later phases of mimetic desire.

History of Western Philosophy. Daniel Hoolsema – – Critical Horizons 5 1: The evil and the outside, the expulsion of the evil, its exclusion out of the body and out of the city ….

On the other hand, putting an extreme emphasis on mimesis, also means that everything as related to human culture depends upon various forms of imitation. There is also something supplemental about imitation, as it is different from the thing that is imitated.

On the Foundations of the Representational Arts. Derrida, who perhaps is more conservative especially as laacoue-labarthe venerator of the classics than is usually presented, is nonetheless eager to discover the radically new, focusing on science as being able to work on themes that are not even interdisciplinary.


For Girard everything begins with mimesis. Lacoue-Labarthe, Art and Politics.

Derrida does not directly dismiss this truth Mimesis resembles truth insofar as truth never resembles itselfbut has no such aim in his philosophy, even if deconstruction has, despite so many claims of irrationality, the aim of furthering rationality by deconstructing it within traditional rationality a rationality which is not rational.

Don’t have an account? The supplement can, in certain expressions, be seen as the original. According to Girard, Western thought has tried to efface the trace of the founding violence.

Plato Pursued: Mimesis, Decision, and the Subject – Fordham Scholarship

Comment [] “Typography jimesis a book whose importance has not diminished since its first publication in French in That mimesis is something different from all its traditional attributes, presents no problem in mimetic theory. He attests that, ultimately, the subject itself becomes not found but lost. Broadly speaking, it can be named as the refusal of the subject to be lost or dismissed, that is, the return of the subject.