Steps to An Ecology of Mind

Steps to An Ecology of Mind

Paperback - 2000
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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

 
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2000.
Edition: University of Chicago Press ed.
ISBN: 9780226039060
0226039064
9780226039053
0226039056
Characteristics: xxxii, 533 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.

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MikeEe
Dec 15, 2015

Great book!

“We are learning by bitter experience that the organism which destroys its environment destroys itself.” 491

If only we had paid attention when it was written.

And, now that I am reading it for the second time, I understand the context better and that is helping me understand the content better.

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