René Girard's Legacy

In an obituary written for the Stanford News, Cynthia Haven called René Girard "one of the leading thinkers of our era – a provocative sage who bypassed prevailing orthodoxies and 'isms' to offer a bold, sweeping vision of human nature, human history and human destiny."


A brief introduction to Girard's ideas can be found in the tribute we wrote for the Imitatio website after his death in November 2015.


Those who wish to learn more about the man himself and how he developed his mimetic theory will want to read Cynthia Haven's acclaimed biography Evolution of Desire: A Life of René Girard.