[Buddha-l] Ethical Dilemmas

Dan Lusthaus vasubandhu at earthlink.net
Sun Jun 13 07:14:30 MDT 2010


>"According to René Girard, human culture has been founded on two 
>which he calls "mimetic rivalry" and the "surrogate victim mechanism."

The first he takes from Erich Auerbach -- whose book Mimesis is still a 

The idea of "a long series of primal murders, repeated endlessly" he takes 
from Freud who postulated this as an originary taboo trauma, particularly as 

> I still don't see what you meant by bugs and bug exterminators...

Did you follow the link to the story about the grasshoppers?


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