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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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At the same time, there has been a profound discovery of the scientific and structural value of literary texts, which really consists in the lacoue-labwrthe of certain positivistic ideals, which, since the 19 th century, apparantly enhanced human science.

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

In Athens human scapegoats were regularly identified and ritually sacrificed as a practical measure to preserve civil order. University Press Scholarship Online. Silverman – – Research in Phenomenology 15 1: Lacoue-pabarthe, subscribe or login to access full text content. From Deconstruction to Aporia. The points it makes, the way it approaches mimwsis questions of mimesis, fictionality, and figurality, is unique.

Derrida wishes to deconstruct both the notion of the original story and the copy-version. But this book is much more than a collection of essays: The supplement can, in certain expressions, be seen as the original. In this respect Derrida focuses on the non-sacrificial effects, on the culture arising after expulsion. Mimesis in the Works of Girard and Derrida.

Academic Self-Effacement There is something both profound and slightly comical in the way academics today dismiss their own profession as mi,esis. Referring to the Victim.


This not only questions autonomous forms, it can also be seen as questioning mimesjs kind of originality. The Echo of the Subject. The evil and the outside, the expulsion of the evil, its exclusion out of the body and out of the city …. Prolegomena to a French-German Dialogue.


Girard venerates the great authors who revealed the mimetic principle. A fiercer critique of acquisitive mimesis is found in Lacoue-Labarthe’s work.

This volume of six essays deals with the relation between philosophy and aesthetics, particularly the role of mimesis in a metaphysics of representation. It would be more accurate to say that representational mimesis refers to originary mimesis, which is mimetic desire. Girard pays little attention to non-representation, which also holds for mimesis. This volume of six essays deals with the relation between philosophy and aesthetics, particularly the role of mimesis in a metaphysics of representation, and is introduced by Jacques Derrida.

Mimesis is originary, even, in my view, primary to violence, and the primal force in cultural evolution. Sexuality and Narrative Judith Roof Limited preview – Introduction to De la Resistance. John Protevi – manuscript. Representation and the Loss of the Subject.

Mimesis is located as something unique in itself; mimesis with no before or after, no repetition, no imitation, no reality, no right or wrong similarity, no truth outside the mimetic.

The Fable Literature and Philosophy. Mimessi the desire to expel seems to refer to something beyond writing. That mimesis is something different from all its traditional attributes, presents no problem in mimetic theory.

In this respect writing is a consequence of violence, becoming a trace back to the sacred violence.


Plato Pursued

And the imitative side of writing materializes in the fact that Plato began writing after the death of Socrates, imitating and representing his thoughts. The problem arises when mimesis is seen devoid of its desiring nature. If this were primitive doubling, it would also be, according to Girard, a common, contemporary doubling.

Like Girard, Derrida is also sceptical about the notion of the autonomous original, the idea of the original as something not imitated. Google Books no proxy Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University’s proxy server Configure custom proxy use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy.

As we can see, Derrida clearly regards mimesis as representation, although mimetic representation has no definitive essence attached to it. Jacques Derrida and the Humanities: Representational mimesis is secondary, dependent on the formative effects of mimetic desire.

They do not dismiss mimesis as representation, but they do emphasize two distinct traits in mimesis: As we have seen, Girard operates with a concept of doubling, one which takes place only in the later phases of mimetic desire. There are no comparable books, or books that could supersede it. Account Options Sign in. Both Girard and Derrida criticize the belief in an inner, revealed truth outside any representation.

Everything begins with representation.