Re: Abstractism

From: Wade Smith (
Date: Mon Jan 28 2002 - 16:24:31 GMT

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    On Monday, January 28, 2002, at 10:35 , Grant Callaghan wrote:

    > The only thing you can compare is the objects or behaviors
    > generated by their use.


    For instance, if one claims there is a 'meme of terrorism', not
    only are very different behaviors 'prompted' by such a
    motivational property, but, the meanings around, behind, and
    through this 'meme of terrorism' are perspectively and
    culturally unique.

    That this is an unacceptable situation has prompted me to take
    up the 'meme is behavior only' stance.

    And so far, it looks very promising, since, as you say, it
    contains the set of the only comparable things.

    - Wade

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