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 differs, however, from most other branches of human activity in that not only are
the pathways of scientific thought determined by the presuppositions of the
scientists but their goals are the testing and revision of old presuppositions and
Finally, I have to compare the processes of thought with the double stochastic
system of biological evolution. Is thought also characterized by such a double
system? (If not, then the whole structure of this book is suspect.) First it is
important to ...
In the process of thought, rigor is the analogue of internal coherence in evolution.
In sum, the intracranial stochastic system of thought or learning closely
resembles that component of evolution in which random genetic changes are
selected by ...
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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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