Darwinizing Culture: The Status of Memetics as a Science (Hardback)
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Darwinizing Culture: The Status of Memetics as a Science (Hardback)

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Hardback 256 Pages / Published: 04/01/2001
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The publication in 1998 of Susan Blackmore's bestselling 'The meme machine' re-awakened the debate over the highly controverial field of memetics. In the past couple of years, there has been an explosion of interest in 'memes'. The one thing noticably missing though, has been any kind of proper debate over the validity of a concept regarded by many as scientifically suspect. Darwinizing culture: the status of memetics as a science pits leading intellectuals, (both supporters and opponents of meme theory), against eachother to battle it out, and state their case. With a foreword by Daniel Dennett, and contributions from Dan Sperber, David Hull, Robert Boyd, Susan Blackmore, Henry Plotkin, and others, the result is a thrilling and challenging debate that will perhaps mark a turning point for the field, and for future research. Superbly edited by Robert Aunger, Darwinizing culture is a thought provoking book, that will fascinate, stimulate, (and occasionally perhaps infuriate) a broad range of readers including, psychologists, biologists, philosophers, linguists, and anthropologists.

Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780192632449
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 545 g
Dimensions: 242 x 162 x 19 mm


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A stimulating snapshot of the state of memetics from the year 1999. I recommend it to anyone interested in the history and development of the field. * On Mimetics *
If you need a guide into the murky heat of memetics, look no further than the essays in Darwinizing Culture, which are a fine illustration of the murkiness at the heart of memetics, admirably framed by Bob Aunger's introduction and conclusion * New Scientist *

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