Order:
See also
Ibanga Ikpe
University of Botswana
  1.  36
    Theoretical and Material Discontinuities in René Girard’s Discussion of the Miracle of Apollonius of Tyana.Ibanga B. Ikpe - 2015 - Journal for Cultural Research 19 (4):365-378.
    In discussing his mimetic theory, René Girard seeks to show that the story concerning the miraculous curing of Ephesus by Apollonius of Tyana could be used to demonstrate how an epidemic of mimetic rivalry can be converted into a state of unanimous violence that has a cathartic effect on society. In doing so, Girard emphasizes the importance of the model in mimetic contagion and its power in channelling the frustrations and violence of the crowd towards a single victim. For him, (...)
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  2.  11
    The Artist in a Positivist Academy.Ibanga B. Ikpe - 2018 - Theoria: A Journal of Social and Political Theory 65 (154).
    One of the consequences of hyper-positivism on contemporary scholarship has been an increase in measuring academic excellence by instrumental rather than intrinsic value. Increasingly, university disciplines are required to demonstrate their relevance in the marketplace, resulting in a tendency by some arts and humanities scholars to deemphasise research and concentrate on creative practice. This paper attempts to bridge the gap between these two responses. It argues that concentrating on creative practice (techne) reduces the art academic to a trades-person and that (...)
    No categories
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  3.  9
    Science, Morality and Method in Environmental Discourse.Ibanga B. Ikpe - 2018 - Human Affairs 28 (1):71-87.
    The environmental crisis that faces the world today is sometimes seen to be the result of making wrong turns on the path to human development. This is especially so in terms of the technologies humans adopt, the way such technologies are powered, and the morality that is at the foundation of societies that develop and utilize such technologies. Humanity has come to the realization that the technologies that were ushered in with a fanfare and that may still enjoy considerable patronage (...)
    No categories
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark