From: Vincent Campbell (VCampbell@dmu.ac.uk)
Date: Tue 15 Mar 2005 - 14:27:19 GMT
Thanks for this,
After some period of quiet reflection (or bloody loads and loads and loads
of work on my part), it's good to see people still putting themselves out
there with memetics stuff.
You should check out the archives of the list for some lambasting of
Aunger's book. I must admit it quite put me off reading it- as most of the
criticism was very neuroscience, and beyond me, so I thought I couldn't read
it without worrying that it sounded ok to me, but probably wasn't.
So it's still sitting on my bookshelf alongside several other meme books,
and I will definitely add yours (good timing too- might actually get to read
something in the summer, if my RAE co-ordinator lets me out of my cage into
the daylight for a day or two).
Actually if you go further back into the archives you'll find lambasting of
Blackmore's and Lynch's books too. I know it has significant flaws but 'The
Meme Machine' is still one of the most interesting and thought provoking
books I've read.
So where are you in the 'what are memes?' war- memes in the mind? memes in
behaviour? memes in artefacts? some combination of the lot? memes as merely
a metaphor? memes as a crazy, silly idea thought up by people with nothing
better to do in their lives?
> From: Kate Distin
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> Sent: Sunday, March 13, 2005 12:25 PM
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> Subject: New Memes Book
> Another new list member - I've been very interested to read through some
> of the list archives, and hope you don't mind that my first message is a
> shameless plug for my new book!
> I hope that it will be of interest to list members: it's called "The
> Selfish Meme: A Critical Reassessment" and is published by CUP. I have
> a related website, www.theselfishmeme.co.uk, which is currently rather
> sparse but will tell you a bit more about it.
> I'd welcome any comments or questions.
> Best wishes,
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