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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T JLhis chapter is an attempt to make a list of criteria such that if any aggregate of
phenomena, any system, satisfies all the criteria listed, I shall unhesitatingly say
that the aggregate is a mind and shall expect that, if I am to understand that ...
I shall argue that the phenomena which we call thought, evolution, ecology, life,
learning, and the like occur only in systems that satisfy these criteria. I have
already presented two considerable batches of material illustrating the nature of ...
It is conceivable that we may take the six criteria as criteria of life and may guess
that any entity exhibiting these characteristics will set a value (plus or minus) on
other systems exhibiting the outward and visible signs of similar characteristics.
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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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