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Darwinism, memes, and creativity: a critique of Darwinian analogical reasoning from nature to culture

URN to cite this document: urn:nbn:de:bvb:355-opus-8015

Kronfeldner, Maria E. (2007) Darwinism, memes, and creativity: a critique of Darwinian analogical reasoning from nature to culture. PhD, Universität Regensburg

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Abstract (English)

The dissertation criticizes two analogical applications of Darwinism to the spheres of mind and culture: the Darwinian approach to creativity and memetics. These theories rely on three basic analogies: the ontological analogy states that the basic ontological units of culture are so-called memes, which are replicators like genes; the origination analogy states that novelty in human creativity ...

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Translation of the abstract (German)

Die Dissertation kritisiert die Darwinistische Theorie der Kreativität und die sog. Memetik � zwei Theorien, die Geist und Kultur beschreiben und erklären wollen, indem sie Darwinistische Prinzipien in Form von Analogien auf Geist und Kultur übertragen. Diese beiden Theorien benutzen drei Analogien: Die ontologische Analogie behauptet, dass Kultur ontologisch auf sog. Meme zurückgeführt werden ...

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Item Type:Thesis of the University of Regensburg (PhD)
Date:12 June 2007
Referee:Prof. Dr. Hans Rott
Date of exam:3 November 2006
Institutions:Philosophy, Art, and Society > Institut für Philosophie > Lehrstuhl für Theoretische Philosophie (Prof. Dr. phil Hans Rott)
Keywords:Darwinismus , Meme , Kreativität , Kultur , Philosophie , Biophilosophie , Anthropologie , Philosophische Anthropologie , Analogie , , Darwinism , memes , creativity , culture , mind , philosophy of biology , anthropology , analogy , replicator , undirected variation , selfish meme
Subjects:100 Philosophy & psychology
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes, this version has been refereed
Created at the University of Regensburg:Yes
Owner: Universitätsbibliothek Regensburg
Deposited On:27 Oct 2009 12:00
Last Modified:13 Mar 2014 11:47
Item ID:10562
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