My research process involved building on these prior interests, I have therefore included what Ihave retrospectively taken to be seminal research items in the development of myunderstanding (1999 – January 2010), before moving on to research specifically the topic inhand (October 2010 onwards).Each item in the proceeding table was introduced to me either by that which preceded it,through its suggested further reading section, or through a hyperlink – or by reading around thesubject in books.
Date read Reference Comments/outcome
1999 Book. Wittgenstein, L (1981)
RoutledgeAn attempt at alogically andphenomenologicallyself evident model of language, towarddetermining theextent to which it canand cannot representreality. Language asa “picture” of reality;“Whereof one cannotspeak, thereof onemust be silent”.2002 Book. Dennett, D (1996)
Darwin’s DangerousIdea: Evolution and the Meanings of Life
.PenguinPictures of realitytend to be accuraterepresentations,insofar as these areuseful for promotingreplication. There arebiological replicators(genes), but perhapsalso cultural (memes)and technological(temes) – with their own interests, notnecessarilycompatible with oneanother.2004
Book. Deuleuze, G & Guattari, F (2004)
AThousand Plateaus: Capitalism &Schizophrenia.
Continuum InternationalPublishing GroupRepresentationalsystems asinterconnected yetheterogenous;