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Single Idea 3983

[catalogued under 25. Society / E. State Functions / 4. Education / a. Education principles]

Full Idea

Learning is evolution in the brain.

Gist of Idea

Learning is evolution in the brain


Daniel Dennett (Daniel Dennett on himself [1994], p.238)

Book Reference

'A Companion to the Philosophy of Mind', ed/tr. Guttenplan,Samuel [Blackwell 1995], p.238

A Reaction

This is a rather non-conscious, associationist view, connected to Dawkins' idea of 'memes'. It seems at least partially correct.