Re: New Memes Book

From: Bill Spight (
Date: Fri 18 Mar 2005 - 18:22:47 GMT

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    Dear Kate,

    Congratulations on your new book! :-)

    > Memes in the mind - yes. Memes in behaviour and/or artefacts - it depends what you mean by "behaviour" and "artefacts": memes in artefacts like books and CDs - definitely; memes in spoked wheels (to use one of Dennett's examples) - no. Memes, on my view, are fundamentally representational, so anything that isn't a representation can't be a meme.

    So a spoked wheel is not a meme because is a realization, not a representation? Do I understand you correctly?



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