Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Mimosa: Pictures are already depicting this rise and fall. These are the memes of Abenomics.
Harris Tottle: Might even call them narremes.
Harris Tottle: There’s such a word. But it’s not a well thought out concept.
Mimosa: Neither is Abenomics.
The concept of memes as being cultural ideas that self-replicate, spread and mutate, like genes, is a convenient analogy. But even Richard Dawkins cautioned that “Memes are a philosophical method; they aren't a scientific object.”
If memes are chunks of culture, are narremes chunks of stories?
In a forest of ideas, analogies help us sketch the species we stumble upon.
Abenomics memes from The Economist.