From: John Wilkins (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Fri 07 May 2004 - 01:09:49 GMT
On 07/05/2004, at 11:02 AM, Liane Gabora wrote:
> Hi John,
> Thanks for your message! I remember reading and enjoying some of your
> I'm not sure what you mean by the 'traditional sense' of worldviews.
> I just mean someone's inner conception of the world they live in. In
> other words, not just their memories, but how they've made sense of
> their memories.
Hmm. I mean an elaborated system of beliefs that is reflectively maximally coherent, and rationally reviseable.
Your inner world (or model?) conception still implies to me a unity
that I think we do not have (and would be paralysed by if we had it). I
think Minsky had it right - we are each a community, a population of
ideas and propensities. In *that* sense, we are a deme of memes, and
there is a selection process going on within our heads as well as
between our heads.
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