René Girard’s Reflections on Modern Jihadism: An Introduction

Philosophical Journal of Conflict and Violence 1 (2):98-116 (2017)
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This paper aims to offer a comprehensive overview of René Girard’s reflections on the issue of modern jihadism. It addresses three key aspects of his reasoning: (I) the rise of Islamic terrorism in the context of a globalization of resentment; (II) modern jihadism understood as an “event internal to the development of technology;” (III) the hypothesis that modern jihadism “is both linked to Islam and different from it.”

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Andreas Wilmes
West University of Timisoara


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