René Girard’s CBC interview – David Cayley

Since the beginning of time, humanity has been in constant conflict due to the mimetic nature of desire.

David Cayley

In this televised interview, IDEAS producer David Cayley speaks with René Girard about the historical and biblical aspects of mimetic theory, scapegoating, and violence, from Cain and Abel through examples from contemporary literature.

Mimetic Conflict

With the revelation of mimetic desire and its consequences, Girard hopes to protect humanity from the escalation of violence that is inevitable if the mimetic conflict is not recognized and ultimately renounced.

Watch David Cayley’s incredible Interview with René Girard