Steps to an Ecology of Mind

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

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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
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  • Paperback | 566 pages
  • 140 x 215 x 28mm | 718g
  • University of Chicago Press
  • Chicago, IL, United States
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 5line drawings
  • 0226039056
  • 9780226039053
  • 8,919

About Gregory Bateson

Gregory Bateson (1904 - 1980), Anthropologe, Biologe, Sozialwissenschaftler, Kybernetiker und Philosoph. Bateson behandelte die von ihm untersuchten Gebiete nicht als getrennte Disziplinen, sondern als verschiedene Aspekte und Facetten, in denen seine systemisch-kybernetische Denkweise zum Tragen kommt. Er hat großen Einfluss auf die System- und Familientherapie und beeinflusste verschiedene theoretische Strömungen in der Soziologie und Anthropologie.
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