All Desire is a Desire for Being - René Girard


Why do humans have such a remarkable capacity for conflict? From ancient foundational myths to the modern era, the visionary thinker René Girard identified the constant, competing desires at the heart of our existence - desires that we copy from others, igniting a contagious violence.

This remarkable and accessible new selection of Girard's work shows him as a writer for our times, as he ranges over human imitation and rivalry, herd behaviour, scapegoating and how our violent longings play out in stories, from Shakespeare to religion.

Publisher: Penguin Classics

Published: June 2023

Format: Paperback

Pages: 336

Dimensions: 12.8 x 2.6 x 19.6 cm

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