Re: Pluck and Culture Change

Thu, 25 Apr 1996 11:16:00 PDT

Brunton comments:

"Proving that there is a thingie called 'free will' is about the same as
proving there is a thingie called 'culture' or 'society'. Take a picture
of culture and show it to me."

Try taking a picture of a "force field".
Sometimes we posit the existence of an abstraction by the consequences that
can be observed.

Or, I may be misreading Brunton and it may be that Brunton is just trying to
say that "culture" doesn't have a material existence as it is an abstraction
whose "material" manifestation is in the form of "ideas" in the heads of

D. Read