Re: virus: Translation

Corey A. Cook (
Tue, 08 Apr 97 07:27:24 CT

Reed wrote:
>Review your Dennett. Are you sure you aren't reconstructing a Cartesian

A what?

>I think I see a "central meaner" hiding in 1) and 2) above. Is that just me?

A what?

>Actually, as I recall, Dennett isn't all that fond of "1)" the language of
>purethought...he thinks its a misconception.

Data: Sometimes, I think in abstract concepts. I have drawn the
(possibly incorrect) conclusion that I always think in abstract
concepts, and then translate to internal verbalization. Perhaps
I sometimes think in concepts, sometimes in picture, and sometimes
in speech.

>Actually, If you check your local book store/library I think Umberto Eco has
>published a book in the past year or so on the "myth of the language
>of pure thought." or something like that. I didn't buy it right then
>since I already had over $100 in books in had when I was paging through
>it (and I wonder where my money goes! ;-) )...might be interesting, though.

I don't wonder where my money goes. I know. When I started getting really
into this group, I decided that I wasn't going to spend any money on it.
If someone recommends a book, and either I or the library has it,
I'll read it. Otherwise, too bad. As is, neither I nor the library
has anything on memetics, although VotM is on order at the University.

Corey A. Cook

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