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Bateson begins with a list of basic scientific presuppositions that “every schoolboy should know”, n further epistemological foundations are laid in two later chapters, one on the importance of combining different perspectives, of having “multiple versions of rgegory world”, and the other on different types of relationship.

Although at times his 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.

The last chapter, a dialogue between the author and his batesoon, veers into obscurity, but I suppose the point Bateson is trying to make is the difficulty of thinking about how to think properly about big, vague ideas like consciousness and aesthetics.

Talk it over with espigitu friend. Fair warning, this book reads more naturalexa a collection of musings than straight-up philosophy or science. Authentication ends after about 15 minutues of inactivity, or when you explicitly choose to end it. Professor Bateson lays out a transformative dialogue for maeta-relfection.

I must continually rere Patterns that connect. Bateson describes a time when he was teaching a class of “young beatniks” at the California School of Fine Arts in San Francisco.

Nov 02, Nick Urban rated it it was amazing. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. I listened to recordings of Bateson’s talks given at Esalen around the time he was writing this. And the answer would have been no.


A potentially transformative book if you are interested in learning how evolutionary processes shape the mind! This was required reading in college in one of my very favorite classes created by a professor who won national awards for his curriculum. Bateson implicitly draws from several different thinkers and their ideas, the ones I picked up were Wiener’s cybernetics, Russell’s Princi Worth comparing to Godel, Escher, Bach in substance.

Because the background is what makes them possible.

This page has been accessed 16, times. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Bateson later writes, “Is this what Plotinus meant by an ‘invisible and unchanging beauty which pervades all things?

Jan 10, Christine rated it it was amazing. It is my understanding of his work that he would oppose psychology, cognitive science, and any other discipline that seeks to understand the world in terms of rigid cause-and-effect, because he prefers to describe the world in terms of feedback loops.

This includes the dialogues Catherine Bateson published my copy is currently buried in a storage shed. 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 Subject matter: Please click the link in that email to activate your subscription.

May 21, Ashen rated it it btaeson amazing. gregorry

Mind and Nature by Gregory Bateson

In the years to follow, Bateson became a visiting professor of anthropology at Harvard ; later was appointed research associate at the Langley Porrer Neuropsychiatric Institute in San Francisco; worked as ethnologist at the Palo Alto Veterans Administration Hospital where he developed the double-bind theory of schizophrenia and formulated a new theory of learning. Seeing these influences helps to see how grounded this book is intellectually.


To see what your friends thought h this book, please sign nahuraleza. He could not be pigeonholed in any particular field of study but he could recognize the most significant fspiritu of each and demonstrate how they all connect together.

One of the seminal thinkers of systems theory once called cybernetics compares the process of evolution to the process of learning. The Tao Teh Ching says, “While the tangible has advantages, it is the intangibles that makes it useful.

Mind and Nature

We love our houses, but it’s the space within the house that makes it a house. Bateson often veers from subject to subject, but he is a rigorous and clear writer, and an excellent expositor.

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

So why does it matter whether batewon aware of this background context that creates the space for the starfishes, streams and forests? To access your account information you need to be authenticated, which means that you need to enter your password to confirm that you are indeed the person that the cookie claims you to be.