From: Price, Ilfryn (I.Price@shu.ac.uk)
Date: Tue 12 Apr 2005 - 17:12:05 GMT
In response to your question in language (or discourses) and its interpretation through whats already in an individual mind. We in one sense have a conversation with ourselves as we read a text.
<I'd be happy to advocate this view - in that mental copies of memes are
the more "active" and copies that are written, recorded, etc. the more
"passive": meaning that the active ones have replicative advantages and the passive ones have advantages of stability and persistence.
But before they get into books, etc. they have to start off in a human
mind. Ideas don't originate in books. My question to Dennett et al. is
where they do originate, if not in actual human minds.
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