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Darwinizing Culture: The Status of Memetics as a Science

Robert Aunger

Abstract

The publication in 1998 of Susan Blackmore's bestselling The Meme Machine re-awakened the debate over the highly controversial field of memetics. In the past couple of years, there has been an explosion of interest in ‘memes’. The one thing noticeably missing though, has been any kind of proper debate over the validity of a concept regarded by many as scientifically suspect. This book pits intellectuals (both supporters and opponents of meme theory) against each other to battle it out and state their case. With a foreword by Daniel Dennett, and contributions from Dan Sperber, David Hull, Rober ... More

Keywords: Susan Blackmore, Meme Machine, memetics, Daniel Dennett, Dan Sperber, David Hull, Robert Boyd, Henry Plotkin

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2001 Print ISBN-13: 9780192632449
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192632449.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Robert Aunger, editor
University of Cambridge