Angels Fear: Towards an Epistemology of the Sacred

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Hampton Press, 2004 - Religion - 224 pages
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"Angels fear is the final sustained thinking of the great Gregory Bateson, written in collaboration with his anthropologist daughter, Mary Catherine Bateson. Here we have set out before us Bateson's natural history of the relationship between ideas. Gregory Bateson, one of the most influential and original thinkers of the 20th century, spent his life (he died in 1980 before completing this book) exploring the nature of mental process and its connection with the biological world. His search to fine "the pattern which connects all living things culminated in the writing he did for Angels fear." "The book incorporates writing by both father and daughter, including essays written by Gregory in the last years before his death."--BOOK JACKET

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Bateson was working on this book when he died in 1980 but was nowhere near completing it; his daughter added chapters and other material that she is careful to identify as her own. Those looking for a ... Read full review

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Mary Catherine Bateson is professor of anthropology and English emerita at George Mason University and president of the Institute for Intercultural Studies in New York.

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