Gregory Bateson: The Legacy of a Scientist

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Prentice-Hall, 1980 - Anthropologists - 360 pages
J.V. Kenny presents information about English cultural anthropologist Gregory Bateson (1904-1980). Kenny offers quotations from Bateson's books, a biographical sketch, links to related articles, a bibliography, and access to additional Web resources.

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It escapes me how such a (potentially) interesting person who lived such a full rich life could end up with such a dull, plodding, mind-numbing biography. I can't even put my finger on what exactly is ... Read full review

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I found this book a fascinating account of the relationship between Bateson's extraordinary thinking and the background he emerged from and very special set of circumstances he found himself in as he embarked on his career. I can highly recommend it, it's the kind of book that encourages one to think differently about the way one engages with the world.  


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