The Meme Machine

Author(s): Susan J. Blackmore


Humans have the ability to imitate and copy behaviours, or memes, from one another. This is an investigation of whether genes and memes can lead to discoveries about the nature of the inner self and whether the inner self is only an illusion created by the memes for the sake of replication.

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Anyone who hopes or fears that memetics will become a science of culture will find this surefooted exploration of the prospects a major eye-opener. Daniel Dennett Any theory deserves to be given its best shot, and that is what Susan Blackmore has given the theory of the meme I am delighted to recommend her book. Richard Dawkins

Susan Blackmore is a Lecturer in the School of Psychology, University of the West of England. The author of Dying to Live: Science and the Near Death Experience, she resides in Bristol, UK.

General Fields

  • : 9780192862129
  • : Oxford University Press
  • : Oxford University Press
  • : 0.219
  • : February 2000
  • : 196mm X 129mm X 18mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Susan J. Blackmore
  • : Paperback
  • : New edition
  • : en
  • : 153.1523
  • : 288
  • : Popular science; Learning; Metaphysics & ontology; Anthropology