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 follows that when we talk about living entities, statements about "stability"
should always be labeled by reference to some descriptive proposition so that
the typing of the word, stable, may be clear. We shall see later, especially in
Chapter 4, ...
An explanation has to provide something more than a description provides and,
in the end, an explanation appeals to a tautology, which, as I have defined it, is a
body of propositions so linked together that the links between the propositions ...
An aggregate of linked propositions in which the validity of the links between
them cannot be doubted. The truth of the propositions is not claimed. Example:
Euclidean geometry. Taxon. A unit or aggregate in the classification of animals or
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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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