RE: Memetics in Time magazine

Gatherer, D. (
Tue, 20 Apr 1999 08:34:35 +0200

Date: Tue, 20 Apr 1999 08:34:35 +0200
From: "Gatherer, D. (Derek)" <>
Subject: RE: Memetics in Time magazine
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Subject: Re: Memetics in Time magazine

>He just dances around this "self" thing. I don't think he has ever gone
>quite so far as to say it is an illusion. But Blackmore certainly does,
>Dennet's endorsement of her causes one to wonder about his own position on
>this. As a philosopher, he chooses his words well though. I have never
heard him say such a thing. Unfortunately many people do not read
philosophers as carefully as they express themselves. I imagine after this
book many may erroneously believe that he has expressed Blackmore's belief
himself, unless they have actually read Dennet very closely.

What about the last 2 chapters of Consciousness Explained? He alludes to
this again on p367 of Darwin's Dangerous Idea (Penguin paperback ed.)


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