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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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): 0.71
Edition Type: New edition