AbstractIn this commentary on Daniel Dennett's 'From Bacteria to Bach and Back', I make some suggestions to strengthen the meme concept, in particular the hypothesis of cultural parasitism. This is a notion that has both caused excitement among enthusiasts and raised the hackles of critics. Is the “meme” meme itself an annoying piece of malware, which has infected and corrupted the mind of an otherwise serious philosopher? Or is it an indispensable theoretical tool, as Dennett believes, which deserves to be spread far and wide?
Similar books and articles
Attack of the Memes! How Cultural Parasites Can Subvert Human Interests.Maarten Boudry & Steije Hofhuis - unknown
Parasites of the Mind. How Cultural Representations Can Subvert Human Interests.Maarten Boudry & Steije Hofhuis - unknown
On the Relationship Between Memes and Genes: A Critique of Dennett. [REVIEW]Joseph M. Whitmeyer - 1998 - Biology and Philosophy 13 (2):187-204.
Mental Evolution: A Review of Daniel Dennett’s From Bacteria to Bach and Back. [REVIEW]Charles Rathkopf - 2017 - Biology and Philosophy 32 (6):1355-1368.
Meme and Variations: A Computational Model of Cultural Evolution.L. Gabora - 1995 - In [Book Chapter].
The Daniel Dennett’s New Mind: Darwin, Turing but No Bach.Roman Krzanowski - 2018 - Philosophical Problems in Science 64:209-213.
Goals Versus Memes: Explanation in the Theory of Cultural Evolution.Mark Greenberg - 2004 - In Susan L. Hurley & Nick Chater (eds.), Perspectives on Imitation. MIT Press.
Consciousness, Design and Social Practice.David Holdcroft & Harry Lewis - 2001 - Journal of Consciousness Studies 8 (8):43-58.
Moses and the Invasion of the Body Snatchers : Durkheim, Cognition, and Deuteronomy.Hans Jurgen Lundager Jensen - 2010 - In Armin W. Geertz & Jeppe Sinding Jensen (eds.), Religious Narrative, Cognition, and Culture: Image and Word in the Mind of Narrative. Equinox.
An Evolutionary View of Science: Imitation and Memetics.Aharon Kantorovich - 2014 - Social Science Information 53 (3):363-373.
Added to PP
Historical graph of downloads