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NOTES ON CONTRIBUTORS Paul Dumouchel is professor of philosophy at the Université du Québec à Montréal. He is co-author with Jean-Pierre Dupuy of L enfer des choses. René Girard et la logique de G économie (Seuil, Paris) and editor of Violence and Truth. On the works ofRené Girard (Athlone, London, and Stanford University Press). His most recent book Le corps social. Essai sur les émotions (Synthelabo, Paris) is scheduled for release in the fall of 1995. Jean-Pierre Dupuy, professor in the Departments of French and, by courtesy, Political Science at Stanford University; professor of social and political philosophy at the École Polytechnique, Paris; Director ofresearch at the C.N.R.S (Philosophy ); founding Director of C.R.E.A. (Centre de Recherche en Epistemologie Appliquée), the philosophical research group of the École Polytechnique. Two of his recent books are Le Sacrifice et l'envie: Le libéralisme aux prises avec la justice sociale (Calmann-Lévy, Paris, 1992)—a critical analysis of Anglo-American moral and political philosophy from Adam Smith and the Utilitarians to John Rawls, Robert Nozick, and Friedrich Hayek—and Aux origines des sciences cognitives (La Découverte, Paris, 1994)—an intellectual history of cybernetics from 1943 to 1954, a time when the age-old mind-body problem was given a radically new solution grounded on the discovery of a new kind of machine. Michael Elias was awarded his Master's degree in linguistics with distinction at the University of Amsterdam and is preparing for his Ph.D at Utrecht University. He has taught at the Delft Teacher Training College and the Faculty of Letters of the Free University in Amsterdam. Since 1984 he has been director oíLexis Language Consultancy. He has published on a variety of language-related topics including the use of dialect, literacy, applied linguistics, taboos in contemporary speech, and Girard's theory of mimesis. He is now writing a monograph on neckriddles and their relation to the scapegoat mechanism. Erich Kitzmüller is a free lance scientist in the field of political economics, and a visiting lecturer at the Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien and the Universität Wien, in Austria. He is a member of a transdisciplinary research group affiliated with the Institutfür Interdisziplinäre Forschung und Fortbildung der Universitäten Innsbruck, Klagenfurt und Wien which is studying innovative approaches to economics. He is currently working on a publication on theoretical aspects of strategies for "Reimbedding the economy." Norbert Lohfink, SJ, Doctor in re Biblica (Pontifical Biblical Institute, Rome) and Doctor theologiae honoris causa (University of Vienna), teaches at the Philosophisch-theologische Hochschule Sankt Georgen in Frankfurt. His most 204Notes on Contributors recent publications in English include The Inerrancy ofScripture and Other Essays (Berkeley: BIBAL Press, 1992) and Theology of the Pentateuch: Themes ofthe Priestly Narrative and Deuteronomy (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1994). He is currently preparing a commentary, together with Georg Braulik, on the book of Deuteronomy for the Hermeneia series. John Milbank is a lecturer in theology at Cambridge University and fellow at Peterhouse. Previously he was a teaching fellow in the Department of Religious Studies at Lancaster University in the north of England. He is the author of Theology and Social Theory: Beyond Secular Reason; The Religious Dimension in the Thought ofG. B. Vico as numerous articles in theology, philosophy, and social theory. Duncan Morrow is lecturer in politics at the University of Ulster at Jordanstown, Northern Ireland. Since 1989 he has been a member of "Understanding Conflict . . . and finding ways out of it," a Trust committed to developing practical ways of applying Girardian models to life in Northern Ireland and beyond. Among his areas of academic interest are ethnic conflict and the relationship of religion to politics. Jon Pahl teaches American religious history at Valparaiso University (IN). He is the author of Paradox Lost: Free Will and Political Liberty in American Culture, 1630-1760 (Johns Hopkins, 1992) and Hopes and Dreams ofAll: The International Walther League and Lutheran Youth in American Culture, 1893-1993 (Wheat Ridge, 1993). He hopes to tum his study of pilgrimage to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial into a book, tentatively entitled "Pilgrims' Process: Religion, Violence, and Remembering Vietnam." Wolfgang Palaver...


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