Overcoming the “referential nihilism” in the work of René Girard

Azafea: Revista de Filosofia 17:175-193 (2015)
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Abstract

The “nihilism of reference” is a consequence of deconstruction developed by Jacques Derrida. The theory of mimetic desire made by the anthropologist René Girard arises from a double exercise in deconstructionism. Consequently, Derrida’s deconstruction itself is also deconstructed. Thus, René Girard releases deconstruction of its nihilistic effects.

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