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User Review  - philAbrams - LibraryThing

Extremely intelligently written but at times quite hard to follow. Bateson was evidently an extremely intelligent man and his essay on "Morale and National Character" (written during the Second World ... Read full review

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User Review  - elenchus - LibraryThing

Bateson summarizes his research agenda as an effort to identify elements for understanding Mind: the unit of analysis, difference; the analysand, that emergent complexity which attends certain ... Read full review

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User Review  - yarkan - LibraryThing

This book changed the way I thought about humans and nature. I read it when I was in Japan. I still remember things about recognizing what is biological and how animals communicate. Read full review

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User Review  - GregStevens - LibraryThing

This is one of the two books that I credit with shaping my education, my major in college, my metaphysics, my entire view of life. (The other one, in case you are curious, is "Goedel, Escher, Bach" by ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Bradley - Goodreads

Playfully brilliant! I came across this book by reading Deleuze (there is a rather long footnote about the double-bind in several of his books) and this shocked me by its use of humor, something very few 'serious' scholars are supposed to do...then again, I enjoyed this book immensely. Read full review

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

User Review  - Gloria - Goodreads

… Read or more accurately, dipping deeply into various chapters, over the last, what 25 years??? oh my. And I just did find myself reaching for the volume again, and reading a new-to-me chapter which ... Read full review

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

User Review  - James - Goodreads

My first steps were taken with Bateson- a provocative and original thinker. New ideas struggling out from under the weight of old language. Read full review


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