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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highly valued, but this example of doubled information differs from most of the
other cases offered in this chapter in that explanation contains no new
information different from what was present in the description. Indeed, a great
deal of the ...
Now, an explanation is a mapping of the pieces of a description onto a tautology,
and an explanation becomes acceptable to the degree that you are willing and
able to accept the links of the tautology. If the links are "self-evident" (i.e., if they ...
His left will be over to the right side, and now he is facing himself. You have
reversed three dimensions. So now you see again his stereo-opposite.
Explanation, then, consists in building a tautology, ensuring as best you can the
validity of the ...
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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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