From: Robin Faichney (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sat 17 Jun 2006 - 11:08:56 GMT
I think I'm basically in agreement with Tim on this, but would put it
Meaning has a subjective component and therefore, strictly speaking,
has no place within memetics.
I follow Wittgenstein in viewing the meaning of language as its use in
a given context. You know what a word means if and only if you know
how to use it.
It's compatible with that to say that the meaning of any behaviour or
artifact is a) what's intended by the actor/producer and b) the effect
on the mind of the observer/listener. Ideally, of course, these are the
same. There is no "real" meaning over and above what's in these two
minds. "What a word means" in the previous paragraph is a matter of
convention, ie what's in many minds.
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