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mimetic desire

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  1. enacting behaviour of others

    subjective and relative notion … trained observer can tell whether a given action is spontaneous or compulsive what is important to one person is of

  2. journalism supplies insatiable curiosity

    The public discovered that the pen is mightier than the paving-stone, and can be made as offensive as the brickbat. They at once sought for the

  3. wanting what we already have

    “People take vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience—even of silence—by choice … The weasel lives in necessity and we live in choice, hating

  4. mimesis

    a term used in literary criticism and philosophy: imitation, nonsensuous similarity, receptivity, representation, mimicry, the act of

  5. the etiology of the existential vacuum

    in contrast to an animal, no drives and instincts tell man what he must do .. unlike man in former times, he is no longer told what he should do by

  6. unformed adult zelig

    The hero of Woody Allen's mockumentary film, Zelig (1983), is an unformed adult who has no sense of himself. He borrows other people's identity, thinking he can be anybody. Actually, he is without a body.