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>From: Ray Recchia <email@example.com>
>Subject: speaking of books - how about Gould's?
>Date: Wed, 27 Mar 2002 19:50:59 -0500
>I've been very busy lately so I don't have enough time to grab Steven Jay
>Gould's new1400 page opus "The Structure of Evolutionary Theory". He has
>been a big critic of memes and I was wondering if there was anything in
>there on the subject.
"Memes" and "memetics" aren't listed in the index, for what that's worth.
"Evolutionary psychology" warrants a several page span in the index. Just
looking at one of these pages I notice Gould credits Nietzsche (and Darwin)
with the dichotomy between historical origin and current utility. This could
be interesting *in itself* (or apparently if you're a Kantian). I've been
too busy delving into an onslaught of Durkheim and Levy-Bruhl to get into
Gould's book yet (aside from a little index driven sneak peeking to whet my
It seems that Durkheim even touched a bit on a contrast of origin and
utility in the first part of Chapter 4 "Rules for the Explanation of Social
Facts" of his book _The Rules of Sociological Method_.
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