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The discovery of mirror neurons in the 1990s led to an explosion of research and debate about the imitative capacities of the human brain. Some herald a paradigm shift on the order of DNA in biology, while others remain skeptical. In this revolutionary volume Jean- Michel Oughourlian shows how the hypotheses of René Girard 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 that rivalry—the blind spot in contemporary neuroscientific understandings of imitation—is a misunderstood driving force behind mental illness. Oughourlian’s analyses shake the very foundations of psychiatry as we know it and open up new avenues for both theoretical research and clinical practice.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, About the Series, Other Works in the Series, Copyright
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Author’s Note
  2. p. vii
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. ix-xv
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. xvii-xxiii
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  1. Part 1. Towards a Mimetic Anthropology
  2. pp. 1-2
  1. Chapter 1. Contagious Desire
  2. pp. 3-16
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  1. Chapter 2. The Precursors
  2. pp. 17-22
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  1. Chapter 3. Some Contemporaries
  2. pp. 23-30
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  1. Part 2. A Psychiatry of the Three Brains
  2. pp. 31-32
  1. Chapter 4. Interdividual Psychology
  2. pp. 33-38
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  1. Chapter 5. Psychological Time and the Nodal Points N and N'
  2. pp. 39-48
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  1. Chapter 6. The Three Brains
  2. pp. 49-56
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  1. Chapter 7. The Three Possibilities of the Interdividual Rapport
  2. pp. 57-64
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  1. Chapter 8. Classical Nosology
  2. pp. 65-70
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  1. Part 3. An Essay in Mimetic Nosology
  2. pp. 71-72
  1. Chapter 9. Figures of the Other in Normal Experience
  2. pp. 73-88
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  1. Chapter 10. Figures of the Other in Neurotic Experience
  2. pp. 89-102
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  1. Chapter 11. Figures of the Other in Psychotic Experience
  2. pp. 103-132
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  1. Chapter 12. Mood Disorders
  2. pp. 133-142
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  1. Chapter 13. Diseases of Desire
  2. pp. 143-162
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  1. Part 4. The Dialectic of the Rational, Emotional, and Mimetic Brains
  2. pp. 163-164
  1. Chapter 14. The Mimetic Mechanism
  2. pp. 165-170
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  1. Chapter 15. Some Clinical Studies
  2. pp. 171-186
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  1. Conclusion
  2. pp. 187-200
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 201-210
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 211-214
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 215-218
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781609174767
Related ISBN
9781611861891
MARC Record
OCLC
930758584
Pages
228
Launched on MUSE
2016-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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