Mind and Nature: A Necessary Unity
Bantam Books, 1979 - 255 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 m
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We start, then, with a potential differentiation between action in context and action
or behavior which defines context or makes context intelligible. For a long time, I
referred to the latter type of communication as metacom- munication, borrowing ...
We act as if crime could be extinguished by punishing parts of what we regard as
criminal actions, as if "crime" were the name of a sort of action or of part of a sort
of action. More correctly "crime," like "exploration," is the name of a way of ...
Every action of the living creature involves some trial and error, and for any trial to
be new, it must be in some degree random. Even if the new action is only a
member of some well-explored class of actions, it must still, by its very newness, ...
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LibraryThing ReviewGebruikersrecensie - elenchus - LibraryThing
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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