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The Puppet of Desire: The Psychology of Hysteria, Possession, and Hypnosis

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This study of the psychology of desire derives from a theory of imitative or 'mimetic' desire developed by the cultural critic and theorist Rene Girard. The theory is essentially that all human beings have an instinctive tendency, a kind of social and psychological gravitation, to imitate unwittingly not only the actions but also the attitudes and desires of others. The au ...more
Hardcover, 289 pages
Published March 28th 1991 by Stanford University Press (first published March 1991)
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This was a work of psychology by a fellow in the Girardian orbit. Some stuff in here was simply crazy, and other parts were enormously helpful.
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