Summary of text [comment] pages 61-62
[How relevant are Rene Girard’s theories?
On the other hand, I can wonder:
Was the dehumanization and the scapegoating of others (within the group) a feature of pre-singularity band and village cultures? Was it a characteristic of the world of constrained complexity? Was it typical of “the Lebenswelt that we evolved in”?
Or is it a unique characteristic of unconstrained complexity?
Here, the hypothesis in An Archaeology of the Fall proves valuable.
I think that scapegoating is a feature of unconstrained complexity, not constrained complexity. It is a feature of our current Lebenswelt, not “the Lebenswelt that we evolved in”.
Or, it may be a feature of “the Lebenswelt that we evolved in” that became deranged with the change of representation from innocent reference to projected reference.]