In this revolutionary volume Jean-Michel Oughourlian shows how Ren??? Girard's hypotheses can be combined with the insights of neuroscientists to shed new light on the "mimetic brain." Offering up clinical studies and a complete reevaluation of classical psychiatry, Oughourlian explores the interaction among reason, emotions, and imitation and reveals a misunderstood driving force behind mental illness. Oughourlian's analyses shake the very foundations of psychiatry as we know it.

The Mimetic Brain 2016, Michigan State University Press

ISBN-13: 9781611861891

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