Appeared in 1972 Violence and the sacred, by Rene Girard. For this anthropologist, the violence that animates human societies is the result of a contradiction that arises from mimetic desire, that is, the desire for the same object. This leads to a theory about the human psyche, which psychiatrist Jean-Michel Ugurlian, author. This other who is attracted to me (Albin Michel), summarizes the following. “Human desire is mimetic, suggested, inspired by the desire of another.”
Thanks to mimicry, children learn to speak, walk, write… They take their family and those around them as models. But this movement does not stop from childhood, far from it. “We are practically obliged to imitate otherssays Jean-Michel Ughurlyan. What was originally just a hypothesis formulated by René Girard was confirmed by the discovery of “mirror neurons” in the brain. If we record the brain activity of the drinker and the person looking at them with a PET scan, we will see…
Source: Le Figaro
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