Mimetic Invitation 1: The Problem is the Solution

Introducing the first video in our Mimetic Invitation Series: “The Problem is the Solution.”

René Girard’s world-changing discovery was deceptively simple: we desire according to the desire of another. We borrow and share our desires. This makes friendship, love, and empathy possible…but also results in conflict and violence.It may sound like a riddle, but in the problem of shared desire also lies the solution. Watch this video to better understand the human “gravity” known as mimetic desire.

“Peaceful identity lies at the heart of violent identity as its most secret possibility.” – René Girard

Written, Produced, and Directed by William Price III.
Narrated by Emma Zeck.

The world needs the mimetic insights about rivalry, violence, scapegoating and belonging now more than ever! Join us for a FREE online event where we’ll explore mimetic theory together and discuss how we can make it more accessible! Click here to reserve your free spot. 

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