Mimesis and Science: Empirical Research on Imitation and the Mimetic Theory of Culture and Religion by Scott R. GarrelsMimesis and Science: Empirical Research on Imitation and the Mimetic Theory of Culture and Religion by Scott R. Garrels

Mimesis and Science: Empirical Research on Imitation and the Mimetic Theory of Culture and Religion

EditorScott R. Garrels

Paperback | October 31, 2011

Pricing and Purchase Info

$28.20 online 
$32.50 list price save 13%
Earn 141 plum® points

In stock online

Ships free on orders over $25

Not available in stores

about

This exciting compendium brings together, for the first time, some of the foremost scholars of René Girard’s mimetic theory, with leading imitation researchers from the cognitive, developmental, and neuro sciences. These chapters explore some of the major discoveries and developments concerning the foundational, yet previously overlooked, role of imitation in human life, revealing the unique theoretical links that can now be made from the neural basis of social interaction to the structure and evolution of human culture and religion. Together, mimetic scholars and imitation researchers are on the cutting edge of some of the most important breakthroughs in understanding the distinctive human capacity for both incredible acts of empathy and compassion as well as mass antipathy and violence. As a result, this interdisciplinary volume promises to help shed light on some of the most pressing and complex questions of our contemporary world.

Scott R. Garrels is a licensed clinical psychologist in private practice and Adjunct Professor in the school of psychology at Fuller Theological Seminary. He received the Travis Award for Integration in Psychology and Theology (2003) and was awarded a Templeton Advanced Research Program grant from the Metanexus Institute (2006).
It Takes Two: Our Story
It Takes Two: Our Story

by Jonathan Scott

$25.46$38.00

In stock online

Available in stores

Five Nights at Freddy's: The Twisted Ones
Five Nights at Freddy's: The Twisted Ones

by Scott Cawthon

$11.04$12.99

In stock online

Available in stores

Nyxia
Nyxia

by Scott Reintgen

$20.00$23.99

In stock online

Available in stores

Shop this author
Title:Mimesis and Science: Empirical Research on Imitation and the Mimetic Theory of Culture and ReligionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.71 inPublished:October 31, 2011Publisher:Michigan State University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1611860237

ISBN - 13:9781611860238

Look for similar items by category:

Customer Reviews of Mimesis and Science: Empirical Research on Imitation and the Mimetic Theory of Culture and Religion

Reviews