Re: Memes and Archetypes

From: Robin Faichney (
Date: Wed Jul 25 2001 - 19:46:48 BST

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    On Mon, Jul 23, 2001 at 09:17:14PM -0400, Scott Chase wrote:
    > First it might be a good thing to establish that Dawkinsian "memes" and
    > Jungian "archetypes" indeed exist.

    What does it mean to say that a pattern "really exists"? It obviously
    does not exist in the same sense that an individual physical object does.
    But in an essay entitled Real Patterns, in The Journal of Philosophy, Dan
    Dennett argued that (some) patterns should, indeed, be considered real.
    Also relevant are considerations of information -- items of which patterns
    obviously are -- and subjectivity and objectivity. Most of these aspects
    are discussed, with particular reference to memetics, on my website.

    "The distinction between mind and matter is in the mind, not in matter."
    Robin Faichney -- Inside Information --

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