Até onde vai o meme: o problema da unidade e o problema da ontologia

Gustavo Leal-Toledo, Mateus Machado Pinto de Almeida

Abstract


Since it was first proposed, Memetics had to deal with a variety of criticism. This article discusses two of them, namely, the problem of meme unit and the problem of meme ontology. In both cases the answer to the type of problem raised will follow the same reasoning: to show that much of the criticism could also be made to evolutionary biology, especially in its origins, and show that finished answers are not necessary to allow us to develop research in memetics.


Keywords


Memetics; meme unit; meme ontology; Richard Dawkins; Philosophy of Biology.



DOI: https://doi.org/10.5007/1808-1711.2016v20n2p239

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Principia: an internationnal journal of epistemology
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