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René Girard Honored by the King of Spain

He was granted the Order of Isabella the Catholic in a private ceremony on January 25, 2013.

Girard is one of only 800 people from around the world to be made "Commander by Number" in the civil order which exists to recognize services that benefit Spain.

The award is “for his outstanding work, during the past decades, in the fields of philosophy and anthropology,” and in light of his "profound attachment" to "Spanish culture as a whole," according to a statement from the staff of King Juan Carlos as reported by Corrie Goldman of the Stanford News Service.

See the Stanford News Service report.