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Steps to an ecology of mind

Author: Gregory Bateson; Mary Catherine Bateson
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : University of Chicago Press editionView all editions and formats
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Gregory Bateson was a philosopher, anthropologist, photographer, naturalist and poet, as well as the husband and collaborator of Margaret Mead. This anthology of his major work contains a foreword by his daughter Mary Catherine Bateson.
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Genre/Form: Collected Work
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gregory Bateson; Mary Catherine Bateson
ISBN: 0226039064 9780226039060 0226039056 9780226039053
OCLC Number: 42295815
Notes: Originally published: San Francisco : Chandler Pub. Co., 1972. With new foreword.
Description: xxxii, 533 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Foreword / Mary Catherine Bateson, 1999 --
Foreword, 1971 --
Introduction: The science of mind and order --
Part I: 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? --
Part II: 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 of Part II --
Part III: 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 --
Part IV: 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 --
Part V: 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 --
Part VI: Crisis in the ecology of mind --
From Versaille to cybernetics --
Pathologies of epistemology --
The roots of ecological crisis --
Ecology and flexibility in urban civilization.
Responsibility: Gregory Bateson.
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