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On Mimesis, Grace, and Our Secret Violence: Learning Not to Be a Zombie

I submit two propositions for your consideration: 1) We become who we imitate. 2) We can’t help but imitate. If someone had suggested these propositions to me a few years ago, I would have believed the first proposition but not the second. Considering the second, I might have said something like, “That’s why I don’t… Continue reading On Mimesis, Grace, and Our Secret Violence: Learning Not to Be a Zombie

Politics and Love

Zombies, Imitation and Apocalypse, and the Resurrection

I have had zombies on the brain recently. I am teaching a philosophy of zombies class this summer at a local college, and I have really enjoyed planning the class. Philosophers have long been fascinated with zombies because the zombie phenomenon tells us interesting things about the connection between our mind and body and about… Continue reading Zombies, Imitation and Apocalypse, and the Resurrection