Philosophia Christi 10 (1):119-136 (2008)

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Angus John Louis Menuge
Concordia University Wisconsin
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Folk psychology affirms the existence of a persistent, unitary self at the center of each individual’s mental life. Darwinian psychologists have challenged this view with the selfish gene and selfish meme theories of the mind. Both theories claim that cognition arises from the interaction of blind, selfish replicators and that the enduring self is an illusion. I argue that both theories suffer from an implausible atomism and an inability to explain human reasoning, subjectivity, points of view, and psychological unity. By contrast, a psychology premised on Intelligent Design is able to account for all these problems.
Keywords Contemporary Philosophy  Philosophy and Religion
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DOI 10.5840/pc20081018
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