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So why does it m I liked Bateson’s premise that the world is aesthetic, and his definition of aesthetic is bateeon to the pattern which connects.

It’s true that nature is full of circular processes, but a cybernetic system is not a living system. Bateson is lovely, but this is not his best naguraleza. Jan 05, Kim rated it really liked it Shelves: Apr 14, shawn rated it liked it Shelves: Sep 20, Andreas rated it really liked it Shelves: 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. Bateson was espititu great thinker who emphasized that logic and quantity are inappropiate devices for describing organisms, and their interactions and internal organisations.

This is one of the most influential books in my life.

Mind and Nature

Bateson discusses the wider knowing which he described as “the glue holding together the starfishes and sea anemones and redwood forests and human communities.

An elementary particle, like an electron, is in David Bohm’s ontological interpretation of quantum theory a spatio-temporal entitywhich has a proto-mental quality. He is still relevant on the topic of ezpiritu educational institutions and epistemology too. Refresh and try again. Anthropology Systems theory Cybernetics.

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I found the discussion of stochastic systems in biology both excellent and inspirational–I’m interested in mutator genes, and Bateson’s writing highlights the possibility for feedback between trait and process, in this case, mutation rate and evolution. I had just read Wittgenstein’s Tractatus before I read this, so I thought it intriguing, the appearance of a ladder, climbing levels of logical type 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.


I have not seen the film produced by Nora Bateson, but would love to someday. Aug 23, Sarah Multiverse rated it it was amazing Recommended to Sarah by: Paperbackpages.

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Think about an empty container–it’s the space within the container that makes it useful. As one of the greory cyberneticists, Bateson shows how the mind consists of a series of relationships, and goes on to point out that any instance of these same relationships in nature such as in a plant or animal may also be said to exhibit mind. He showed ds information spreads inside a system and controls growth and differentiation.

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In both cases you should know how to switch cookies back on! Bateson is explicit about this book being epistemology, meta-science rather than science.

All mainstream modern browsers have cookies enabled by default, so if you’ve been directed to this page it probably means you’re uisng a weird and wonderful browser of grehory own choosing, or have disabled cookies yourself. I highly recommend this book for scientists and other empiricists making sense of the world. He was born in as the third and youngest son of [Caroline] Beatrice Durham and the geneticist William Bateson.

Reading Mind and Nature during the 80s I felt affirmed in my intuition that it splits us inside if we separate Mind from Nature.

Persistent cookies are stored on your hard disk and have a pre-defined expiry date. One of the seminal thinkers of systems theory once called cybernetics compares the process of evolution to the process of learning. There’s nothing like it in the world. A great scientist’s introduction to epistemology. Quotes from Mind and Nature.


Authentication espirritu after about 15 minutues of inactivity, or when you explicitly choose to end it. Smarter people than me would surely be even more delighted to read this “almost mystic work”, I imagine. The last chapter, a dialogue between the author and his daughter, 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.

If you are willing to apply it, there are new worlds to be experienced on every page. Return to Book Page. Bateson often veers from subject to subject, but he is a rigorous and clear writer, and an excellent expositor.

I would recommend this book to people who are interested in philosophy of science and its intersection with philosophy naturalezaa mind. Francisco Varela picked up where Bateson left off. Bateson’s point that logic is a poor model for the world, with reference to Epimenides’ paradox “All Cretans are liars” since Epimenides was a Cretanis identical to the point made in a recent essay in Nature on gene networks entitled ‘This title is false’ by Mark Isalan and Matthew Morrison.

No trivia or quizzes yet. Let’s connect Contact Details Facebook Twitter. Bateson begins batdson 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 the world”, and the other on different types of relationship.

And an equally careful reassembly.

He doesn’t believe that elementary particles are minds in themselves,[8] but he also admits that he is not up to date in modern physics.