Re: new review of memetics/sociobiology/EP

From: Robin Faichney (
Date: Thu 02 Feb 2006 - 17:03:39 GMT

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    Very nice paper, Derek, thanks a lot. One very minor point: in note 10 you say:

           It is interesting that all four of these theories can use (and have used) the following argument against their opponents: ‘You disagree with the sublime truth of psychoanalysis/Marxism/sociobiology/memetics because you are repressed/are a bourgeois/are genetically programmed to avoid the unpalatable/have a mind virus.’

    It might be worth mentioning that the generally accepted term (among philosophers, at least) for such theories is "closed belief systems".


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