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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In the case of quantity, there is no such jump; and because jump is missing in the
world of quantity, it is impossible for any quantity to be exact. You can have
exactly three tomatoes. You can never have exactly three gallons of water.
Quantity Does Not Determine Pattern It is impossible, in principle, to explain any
pattern by invoking a single quantity. But note that a ratio between two quantities
is already the beginning of pattern. In other words, quantity and pattern are of ...
Rather, for all objects and experiences, there is a quantity that has optimum value
. Above that quantity, the variable becomes toxic. To fall below that value is to be
deprived. This characteristic of biological value does not hold for money. Money ...
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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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