Memes and consciousness: Friend or foe?

Tan, Kock Wah and Zaimuariffudin Shukri, Nordin (2013) Memes and consciousness: Friend or foe? Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, 97. pp. 517-521. ISSN 1877-0428

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Besides the renowned biologist, Richard Dawkins, Dennett is amongst the first to be cognizance of the importance of memes, making it central in the formulation of a Dennettian theory of consciousness. The importance of memes in Dennett's theory of consciousness lies second only to his heterophenomenological theory. This paper argues that Dennett's conception of meme and consciousness is flawed. It raises difficult and thorny issues that could not be easily resolved and hence discrediting Dennett's theorizing of consciousness generally.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: memes, consciousness, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Cognitive Sciences and Human Development
Depositing User: Karen Kornalius
Date Deposited: 19 Jul 2017 01:49
Last Modified: 30 Jun 2021 15:41

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