From: Derek Gatherer (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Fri 03 Feb 2006 - 08:41:41 GMT
Nice to see you are still with the list. You are right about "hidden
hand". I can't remember exactly where I got it from (David Hull?),
but a quick check on google seems to indicate that it is from Adam
Smith, and therefore probably means something slightly different to
what I intended.
At 17:03 02/02/2006, you wrote:
>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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