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    René Girard's Mimetic Theory.Wolfgang Palaver - 2013 - Michigan State University Press.
    A systematic introduction into the mimetic theory of the French-American literary theorist and philosophical anthropologist René Girard, this essential text explains its three main pillars with the help of examples from literature and philosophy. This book also offers an overview of René Girard’s life and work, showing how much mimetic theory results from existential and spiritual insights into one’s own mimetic entanglements. Furthermore it examines the broader implications of Girard’s theories, from the mimetic aspect of sovereignty and wars to the (...)
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  2. The Reception of the Mimetic Theory in the German-Speaking World.Andreas Hetzel, Wolfgang Palaver, Dietmar Regensburger & Gabriel Borrud - 2013 - Contagion: Journal of Violence, Mimesis, and Culture 20:25-76.
    “René Girard’s thoughts on the connection between religion and violence are just now becoming known in Germany,” wrote the philosopher Eckhard Nordhofen at the beginning of 1995 in the influential German weekly Die Zeit.1 Was Nordhofen correct with this assessment back then, or was he rather mistaken? Had not a first phase of reception of Girard’s works in the German-speaking world already begun in the late 1970s, or at the latest by the mid 1980s? One must note, though, that Girard (...)
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    Carl Schmitt on Nomos and Space.Wolfgang Palaver - 1996 - Telos: Critical Theory of the Contemporary 1996 (106):105-127.
    Unlike in Europe, in the US Carl Schmitt remains relatively unknown. His involvement with the Nazis made him an outlaw in academic circles and prevented a proper evaluation of his work. Thus, only a few of his books and articles have been translated into English. Yet, Schmitt's work clearly influenced political realists such as Hans Morgenthau and Henry Kissinger. Morgenthau dealt with Schmitt's The Concept of the Political in his doctoral dissertation and he even met Schmitt once. This meeting, however, (...)
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  4. Book Review: Philip Booth , Catholic Social Teaching and the Market Economy . 286 Pp. £15 , ISBN 978—0—255— 36581—9. [REVIEW]Wolfgang Palaver - 2008 - Studies in Christian Ethics 21 (3):431-434.
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    René Girard and Creative Mimesis.Pablo Bandera, Christina Biava, Robin Collins, Robert Doran, Joachim Duyndam, Patrick Imbert, André Lascaris, Richard McGuigan, Wolfgang Palaver, Andrew O'Shea, Nancy Popp, Petra Steinmair-Pösel, Martha Reineke & Francis Tobienne - 2013 - Lanham MD: Lexington Books.
    This book explores the nature and implications of positive, creative, and loving mimesis and brings together the interdisciplinary fields of Girardian studies and creativity studies in new and original ways. Scientists, philosophers, psychologists, theologians and ancient thinkers are brought into thought provoking and insightful dialogue with Girardian conceptions of mimetic desire, scapegoating, and hominization.
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  6. Etyczne granice stosowania zasady większości - o politycznej teologii demokracji.Wolfgang Palaver - 1998 - Civitas 2 (2):181-214.
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  7. Politische Philosophie Versus Politische Theologie?: Die Frage der Gewalt Im Spannungsfeld von Politik Und Religion.Wolfgang Palaver, Andreas Oberprantacher & Dietmar Regensburger (eds.) - 2011 - Innsbruck University Press.
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    Violence and Religion: Walter Burkert and René Girard in Comparison.Wolfgang Palaver & Gabriel Borrud - 2010 - Contagion: Journal of Violence, Mimesis, and Culture 17:121-137.
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    Challenging Capitalism as Religion: Hans G. Ulrich's Theological and Ethical Reflections On the Economy.Wolfgang Palaver - 2007 - Studies in Christian Ethics 20 (2):215-230.
    The following article starts by summarising how much modern capitalism is characterised by its religious structure. The world of branding — consumer goods becoming religiously attractive — and religious metaphors that have become necessary to describe contemporary neoliberalism are key examples. A second step consists in describing four typical aspects of religious capitalism in the following of Walter Benjamin's fragment `Capitalism as Religion' from 1921. Against this background I thirdly summarise Hans G. Ulrich's theological ethics concerning the economy. At the (...)
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    War and Politics: Clausewitz and Schmitt in the Light of Girard's Mimetic Theory.Wolfgang Palaver & Gabriel Borrud - 2017 - Contagion: Journal of Violence, Mimesis, and Culture 24:101-117.
    My thoughts on the relationship between war and politics will follow three distinct steps. First off, in an exposition of the Prussian military theorist Carl von Clausewitz and German political philosopher Carl Schmitt, I will attempt to illustrate that politics, as such, is rooted in war and that the latter can never be understood as a mere instrument of the former. A second step will highlight, using above all Schmitt, traditional manifestations of the religious containment of war, with particular emphasis (...)
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    Mimesis and Nemesis: The Economy as a Theological Problem.Wolfgang Palaver - 1999 - Telos: Critical Theory of the Contemporary 1999 (117):79-112.
    Globalization, today's most significant economic phenomenon, has as many detractors as defenders, and has recently become the focus of protests by students, anarchists and organized labor. Although many of its detractors have economic axes to grind, many others object to globalization on social, political and religious grounds.1 Thus, it might be well to go back to some of the very early—mythical, philosophical, and Biblical—sources of economic and political thinking to understand how religion played a part in the political taming of (...)
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    Hobbes and the Katéchon: The Secularization of Sacrificial Christianity.Wolfgang Palaver - 1995 - Contagion: Journal of Violence, Mimesis, and Culture 2 (1):57-74.
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    Mimesis and Scapegoating in the Works of Hobbes, Rousseau, and Kant.Wolfgang Palaver - 2003 - Contagion: Journal of Violence, Mimesis, and Culture 10 (1):126-148.
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    Violence in the Name of God: The Militant Jihadist Response to Modernity by JoelHodge (London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2020), Viii + 284 Pp. [REVIEW]Wolfgang Palaver - forthcoming - Modern Theology.
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