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By James S. Hans

Within the Imitation and a dead ringer for Man James S. Hans provides his perception of the mimetic. His basic target to this learn is to expand a number of types of discourse: first, to redfine our notion of the literary; moment, to extend our principles of the types of items that may be taken care of jointly; 3rd, to counterpoint our figuring out of the probabilities of the shape of the essay; and fourth, to articulate the necessity for those adjustments when it comes to a non-linear conception of imitation.

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Similarly, while I do not yet understand the relationship between understanding and violence, I have nevertheless become convinced that the relationship is fundamental and have become even more convinced that it is one of the few questions I should be asking. I have become equally certain that even if I never answer the question to 24 IMITATION AND THE IMAGE OF MAN my satisfaction, it must continually be asked by as many people as care to ask it, for it would be worse to give up and stop asking it than continually to be frustrated in the asking of it.

And it is not hard to see why, for until recently, all our discourse has centered around the subject — the I — without our fully realizing that any subject-oriented view of the world is bound to involve us in linear imitation. That ill-defined movement called existentialism, which attempted to describe the entire world in terms of the self, marked the last gasp of the sacred subject, and its obsession with the self and identity is at the heart of linear imitation. Sartre, for example, may have thought he was freeing us from imitative violence by denying the existence of a transcendental ego, but his perspective only helped to encourage the violence of self-oriented projects.

Of course, Aristotle begs the question of enjoyment, putting it out of play by saying that it is inborn, but at least he brings it into the foreground and leads us to think about why imitation should be exciting. Learning — at least the kind to which Aristotle is referring — is pleasurable, much as violence is, so we need to ask why it is. Is the source of excitement the same for learning and violence, or do they have different origins? Learning and violence do have several things in common. First, both involve the unknown.

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