Date: Mon 26 May 2003 - 20:51:04 GMT
> On Monday, May 26, 2003, at 03:22 PM, Joe wrote:
> > The thoughts we have are indeed cognitive; on this Wade has agreed.
> I doubt anyone disagrees.
> > However, memes are the subset of thoughts that may be transmitted to
> > and received from others,
> Not granted, as that supposition is merely definitional hand-waving,
> > via commonly understood preformative action/perception encoding
> > schemas.
> - granted, as a process of cognition and the cultural modus of mind.
> > It is logically inconsistent to on the one hand, acknowledge
> > that a set (thoughts) reside in the mind, and on the other hand,
> > that a subset of that set (communicable thoughts) do not reside
> > there.
> It is again merely definitional hand-waving to declare that thoughts
> have subsets, as if the mind were indexed.... OTOH, it is fundamental
> that artifacts and memories are used to construct and maintain meaning
> in culture, indeed, that meaning is entirely dependent upon culture
> and its ability to maintain them. Symbols are thus maintained outside
> the mind, because no single mind is a culture, and never has been.
> - Wade
Thoughts are divisible into communicable and incommunicable, being complementary subsets comprising the set of thoughts; both are cognitively encoded. It ain't definitional hand-waving; it's simple logic.
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