Karl Polany, René Girard, and the Critique of the Market Economy
Contagion: Journal of Violence, Mimesis, and Culture
"The most radical critique of liberal capitalism ever": that is how Louis Dumont describes The Great Transformation, Karl Polanyi's classic work on the rise of the market system. Yet
Polanyi's approach is ultimately less radical than René Girard's...
Narcissism and the Varieties of Self-Love in Rousseau
Revue du MAUSS
The keystone of Freud's social theory is an improbably asocial individual: the leader. Freud confronts the same logical paradoxes in building his system as the
author of The Social Contract and Rousseau, Judge of Jean-Jacques...