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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It is, I claim, nonsense to say that it does not matter which individual man acted as
the nucleus for the change. It is precisely this that makes history unpredictable
into the future. The Marxian error is a simple blunder in logical typing, a confusion
In principle, neither random genetic change accompanied by natural selection
nor random processes of trial and error in thought accompanied by selective
reinforcement will necessarily work for the good of either species or individual.
And at ...
The rule in biological evolution is plain: The immediate individual bodily effects of
functioning shall never be allowed to impinge upon the individual genetic coding.
The gene pool of the population is however subject to change under a natural ...
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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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