Re: Durkheim redux

From: Bill Spight (
Date: Wed 13 Apr 2005 - 23:29:47 GMT

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    Dear Chris,

    > cf. the extensive recent stuff on artefacts and ~meme (which means
    > not the trivial dinner party 'cultural virion' conception)
    > [re]generation, as I mentioned in parentheses previously. It's not
    > all about backwards baseball caps y'know.

    I did a search for ~meme, and found this from 2001:

    > essentially I see my units (~memes) as coherent chunks of
    > information which have a meaning in some context.

    Those who claim that the mind or self is composed solely of memes are making claims about cultural determinism. Your more general term, ~meme, is not relevant to that discussion.



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