Rich Paxson

Sheelah, I don’t know enough about the details of either Crawford’s or Girard’s analyses to respond objectively to your question. But intuitively, I’m thinking that Girard analyzes of ‘interdividual’ processes through an objective lens, whereas Crawford looks inside individuals, at interior states and reasons for particular responses to external stimuli. I don’t think the two concepts would necessarily fight with each other. More likely, I think they dovetail. Jung used concepts of ‘individuation’ and the self, which also may dovetail with Girard and Crawford.