Re: Zenification or Dennettization? Or both?

t (MemeLab@aol.com)
Wed, 9 Jun 1999 10:32:39 EDT

From: <MemeLab@aol.com>
Date: Wed, 9 Jun 1999 10:32:39 EDT
Subject: Re: Zenification or Dennettization? Or both?
To: memetics@mmu.ac.uk

In a message dated 6/9/99 1:54:41 AM Central Daylight Time,
D.Gatherer@organon.nhe.akzonobel.nl writes:

>>But I think it was necessary to show how memetics sits in the Dennettian
framework. Modern memetics is, rightly or wrongly, a post-Dennetian
phenomenon.<<

Dennett is a philosopher. If memetics is a real science, then Dennett's
framework will have to alter to accommodate what is discovered, not the other
way around. If memetics is not a real science, we are in effect all
philosopher kings and Dennett has whatever authority "memeticists" wish to
ascribe to him, which apparently is quite a lot as the founding philosopher
king.

-Jake

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