Processing Mimetic Reality: Harmonizing Alfred North Whitehead and René Girard
Meaning is not simply discovered but created. Two exceptional thinkers who can help us with this creative meaning-making process are the French academic René Girard and the British philosopher Alfred North Whitehead. Dr. Rabe demonstrates that deep, broad, and significant harmonies exist between process philosophy and mimetic theory. Girard enriches Whitehead through exemplification, and Whitehead enriches Girard through an expansion of the overall narrative and deeper ontological insights into the processes that made us human. The result is an illuminating unveiling of the biases we developed in becoming human and a proposal for how we may access the more creative and beneficial aspects of desire that lie latent within these processes.