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Gregoory your search Filter by categories. Although at times esppiritu ideas may seem to be on the verge of religious or New Age thought, especially with his references to Shiva and the aesthetic of the world, Bateson is first and foremost a biologist, and his ideas are grounded very firmly in scientific principles, as he explains them in the first chapter. Can a computer simulate all processes of logic?

A great scientist’s introduction to epistemology.

One step above pseudo-science. Bateson is lovely, but this is batesonn his best work. Nov 02, Nick Urban rated it it was amazing. This is one of the most influential books in my life.

May naturalzea, Rob rated it liked it Shelves: A activation email has been sent to you. Although there are some gems here e. Format All Paperback Hardback. What a gentle, thoughtful, poignant, and careful disassembly of the world around us. This book was quite the challenge, which I think will account for why I enjoyed it as much as I did, there’s a considerable amount of abstract stuff for pondering I should’ve read the glossary at the end first now that come to think about it that for the most part I had been wishing an upgrade on RAM for gregofy brain to aid in the processing.


This is as seminal Bateson was a great thinker who emphasized that logic and quantity are inappropiate devices for describing organisms, and their interactions and internal organisations. This material is used as the basis for tackling three major topics: A Sacred Unity Gregory Bateson.

I liked Bateson’s premise that the world is aesthetic, and his definition of aesthetic is “responsive to the pattern which connects. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

Mind and Nature by Gregory Bateson

I found the discussion of stochastic systems in biology both excellent and inspirational–I’m interested in mutator genes, and Bateson’s writing highlights the possibility for feedback between trait and process, in this case, mutation rate and evolution.

There’s natursleza much ground covered in this book that I’m still making sense out of everything, howbeit I’m glad to finally be through with it as naturlaeza It’s all a bit fuzzy, but it’ll definitely make you t I may very well have to read this again sometime soon.

Apr 14, shawn rated it liked it Shelves: Professor Bateson lays out a transformative dialogue for maeta-relfection. Some of his most noted writings are to be found in his books, Steps to an Ecology of Mind and Gregkry and Nature So why does it matter whether we’re aware of this background context that creates the space for the starfishes, streams and forests? Quotes from Mind and Nature. Bateson discusses the wider knowing which he described as “the naturalea holding together the starfishes and sea anemones and redwood forests and human communities.

What if mind is immanent, not in the interaction of parts, but in nature itself?

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His ideas should be applied to how children learn about connectivity. May 07, Karl Georg rated it really liked it. Gregory Bateson was the epitome of the multidisciplinarian. Cookies come in two flavours – persistent and transient. Gregory Bateson 9 May — 4 July was an English anthropologist, social scientist, linguist, visual anthropologist, semiotician and cyberneticist whose work intersected that of many other fields.


Mar 07, Iris is currently reading it. This doesn’t mean that anyone who uses your computer can access your account information as we separate association what the cookie provides from authentication. It starts out as a primer on how to think, redefining epistemology along the way in an attempt to enable the reader to think in cybernetic circuits of calibration and feedback, form and process.

A potentially transformative book if you are interested in learning how evolutionary processes shape the mind! Want to Read Currently Reading Read. It’s all a bit fuzzy, but it’ll definitely make you think.

Steps to an Ecology of the Mind Gregory Bateson. Angels Fear published posthumously in was co-authored by his daughter Mary Catherine Bateson.

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Return to Book Page. Sometimes, we also use a cookie to keep track of your trolley contents. There is no conventional way of explaining or even describing the phenomena of biological organization. I must continually reread and reassess every time I read any of his works.

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