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Steps to an Ecology of Mind : Collected Essays in Anthropology, Psychiatry, Evolution and Epistemology - Gregory Bateson

Steps to an Ecology of Mind

Collected Essays in Anthropology, Psychiatry, Evolution and Epistemology

Paperback Published: 23rd May 2000
ISBN: 9780226039053
Number Of Pages: 564

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Gregory Bateson was a philosopher, anthropologist, photographer, naturalist, and poet, as well as the husband and collaborator of Margaret Mead. With a new foreword by his daughter Mary Katherine Bateson, this classic anthology of his major work will continue to delight and inform generations of readers.
"This collection amounts to a retrospective exhibition of a working life. . . . Bateson has come to this position during a career that carried him not only into anthropology, for which he was first trained, but into psychiatry, genetics, and communication theory. . . . He . . . examines the nature of the mind, seeing it not as a nebulous something, somehow lodged somewhere in the body of each man, but as a network of interactions relating the individual with his society and his species and with the universe at large."--D. W. Harding, "New York Review of Books"
" Bateson's] view of the world, of science, of culture, and of man is vast and challenging. His efforts at synthesis are tantalizingly and cryptically suggestive. . . .This is a book we should all read and ponder."--Roger Keesing, "American Anthropologist"
Gregory Bateson (1904-1980) was the author of "Naven" and "Mind and Nature."

Foreword by Mary Catherine Bateson, 1999 Foreword, 1971
Introduction: The Science of Mind and Order
Metalogues Metalogue: Why Do Things Get in a Muddle Metalogue: Why Do Frenchmen?
Metalogue: About Games and Being Serious Metalogue: How Much Do You Know?
Metalogue: Why Do Things Have Outlines?
Metalogue: Why a Swan?
Metalogue: What Is an Instinct?
Form and Pattern in Anthropology Culture Contact and Schismogenesis Experiments in Thinking about Observed Ethnological Material Morale and National Character Bali
The Value System of a Steady State Style, Grace, and Information in Primitive Art Comment on Part II
Form and Pathology in Relationship Social Planning and the Concept of Deutero-Learning
A Theory of Play and Fantasy Epidemiology of a Schizophrenia Toward a Theory of Schizophrenia
The Group Dynamics of Schizophrenia Minimal Requirements for a Theory of Schizophrenia Double Bind, 1969
The Logical Categories of Learning and Communication The Cybernetics of "Self": A Theory of Alcoholism Comment on Part III
Biology and Evolution On Empty-Headedness among Biologists and State Boards of Education
The Role of Somatic Change in Evolution Problems in Cetacean and Other Mammalian Communication
A Re-examination of "Bateson's Rule" Comments on Part IV
Epistemology and Ecology Cybernetic Explanation Redundancy and Coding Conscious Purpose versus Nature Effects of Conscious Purpose on Human Adaptation Form, Substance and Difference Comment on Part V
Crisis in the Ecology of Mind Form Versailles to Cybernetics Pathologies of Epistemology
The Roots of Ecological Crisis Ecology and Flexibility in Urban Civilization
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ISBN: 9780226039053
ISBN-10: 0226039056
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 564
Published: 23rd May 2000
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.2 x 15.9  x 2.9
Weight (kg): 0.66
Edition Type: New edition