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 other words, all that the tautology affords is connections between propositions.
The creator of the tautology stakes his reputation on the validity of these
connections. Tautology contains no information whatsoever, and explanation (the
That is a tautology. 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 ...
I mean that it is a slowly self-healing tautology. Left to itself, any large piece of
Creatura will tend to settle toward tautology, that is, toward internal consistency of
ideas and processes. But every now and then, the consistency gets torn; 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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