Mind and Nature: A Necessary Unity
Dutton, 1979 - 238 pagina's
Renowned for his contributions to anthropology, biology, and the social sciences, Bateson asserts that man must think as Nature does to live in harmony on the earth and, citing examples from the natural world, he maintains that biological evolution is a mental process
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But next comes differentiation, whether it be the (surely) random generation of
variety in evolution or the ordered differentiation of embryology. Fission,
seemingly, must be punctuated by fusion, a general truth which exemplifies the
principle of ...
There must surely be information that will instruct the egg with regard to the
correct (statistically normal) asymmetry. So far as we know, there is no moment
after fertilization at which this information could be delivered. The order of events
is first ...
Surely the dogs and cats, we might say, just accept things as they are, without all
that ratiocination. But no. The thrust of my argument is that the very process of
perception is an act of logical typing. Every image is a complex of many-leveled ...
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In previous readings of Bateson, not only Mind and Nature, I was left with an impression similar to that from primers on non-Euclidean geometries: fabulist structures from simple premises, but despite ... Volledige review lezen
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Gregory Bateson is to be sipped, not devoured. The years to come will find his thoughts catalyzing the common human consciousness up over the precipice to its next plateau. Read Bateson for the meat ... Volledige review lezen
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