Re: Information

From: Mark Mills (
Date: Mon May 07 2001 - 14:42:55 BST

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    At 09:01 AM 5/7/01 -0400, you wrote:
    > >>it is evolutionary psychology.
    > >
    > >It is neural memetics.
    >Substituting terms then, neural memetics is evolutionary psychology.
    >Are we all happy...?
    >Who gets the grants?

    I suspect there is a difference between evolutionary psychology and
    neural-memetics regarding the role of intention. Evolutionary psychology
    allows for the use of 'intentional' psychological states. Neural-memetics
    (as does external-memetics) avoids foundational 'intentions', instead
    constructing intentional states from the physical substrate. The dualist
    or Cartesian will reject construction of intentional (psychological) states
    from a physical substrate on metaphysical grounds.


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