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Why is memetics not more widely accepted?

There is a simple, straightforward reason that memetics has not 'caught on' and become more widely accepted: the concept underlying it — depending on how one interprets the term 'meme' — are either ...
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Correlation between Stirner's "spooks" and Dawkins' "memes"?

I'm not particularly convinced by Dawkins analogy, interesting though it is at first sight; it's a variant of Darwinism as a philosophy - as opposed to biology - applied to both culture and ...
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Correlation between Stirner's "spooks" and Dawkins' "memes"?

Dawkins talks about replicants, and he seems to fluctuate between two very different, and not obviously compatible, versions of his "theory": 1) memes are selected according to their ability to help ...
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What argumentative tactic is in play when someone says "The media isn't covering this"?

I think there are a few tactics in play. First of all, I think it appeals to a sense that many people have that the media is not always reporting on important things. And certainly in modern times, ...
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Per speculative realism, how are memes like other objects?

I have been reading a book now about objects, which the author calls "machines". Machines have inputs and outputs, and reorganize flows of other machines, while being reorganized by the flows ...
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What is difference between semiotics and memetics?

Where semiotics is essentially the study of symbols and their manipulation for their own sake, memetics is a "neo-Darwinian" evolutionary theory of the ideas communicated via those symbols. Besides ...
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