|Memes: is an expression by R. Dawkins (R. Dawkins, The Selfish Gene, Oxford, 1976) for a particularly fast-spreading shape or content that has emerged in a cultural context. Examples of memes are melodic fragments, linguistic expressions, names, emblems, images. See also genes, evolution, selection, communication._____________Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments. |
Memes/Symbols/Evolution/Deacon: all symbol-processing hominids are connected by a common pool of symbols. No other species has access to this pool._____________Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. The note [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.
T. W. Deacon
The Symbolic Species: The Co-evolution of language and the Brain New York 1998
Terrence W. Deacon
Incomplete Nature: How Mind Emerged from Matter New York 2013