Mind and Nature: A Necessary Unity

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Dutton, 1979 - Philosophy - 238 pages
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Renowned for his contributions to anthropology, biology, and the social sciences, Bateson asserts that man must think as Nature does to live in harmony on the earth and, citing examples from the natural world, he maintains that biological evolution is a mental process

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another wonderful book by gregory - easy to read and amusing at times, it sets out a way of thinking that keeps coming back to the theme that there can be no separation between mind and environment, that if anything, the fact that we are conscious at all is only a function of the 'whole'. 

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I liked Bateson's premise that the world is aesthetic, and his definition of aesthetic is "responsive to the pattern which connects." Here's what I wrote in my blog about it... ...Bateson discusses ... Read full review

Contents

Every Schoolboy Knows
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Multiple Versions of the World
65
Criteria of Mental Process
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