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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Quantities are the product of measurement. This means that numbers can
conceivably be accurate because there is a discontinuity between each integer
and the next. Between two and three, there is a jump. In the case of quantity,
there is no ...
We may say that petals are normally "five" in the single rose but that stamens are
"many" where "many" is a quantity that will vary from one rose to another. With
this difference in mind, we can look at the biological world and ask what is the ...
quotation marks into my description of the rose to suggest that the names of the
numbers and of the quantities are the surfacing of formal ideas, immanent within
the growing rose. 10. Quantity Does Not Determine Pattern It is impossible, ...
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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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