Monday, December 10, 2012

Creativity, Intent and Memetics

At present, a kind of circularity haunts us: our cultures are not given, but are profoundly transformed by our own activities and policies. That which inspires us with our aims is also visibly modified by us; what then is the authority of our aims? (267-268)
Plough, Sword and Book
Ernest Gellner
U. of Chicago Press

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