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

Gregory Bateson
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15 April 2000
Gregory Bateson was a philosopher, anthropologist, photographer, naturalist, and poet, as well as the husband and collaborator of Margaret Mead. With a new foreword by his daughter Mary Katherine Bateson, this classic anthology of his major work will continue to delight and inform generations of readers. "This collection amounts to a retrospective exhibition of a working life. . . . Bateson has come to this position during a career that carried him not only into anthropology, for which he was first trained, but into psychiatry, genetics, and communication theory. . . . He . . . examines the nature of the mind, seeing it not as a nebulous something, somehow lodged somewhere in the body of each man, but as a network of interactions relating the individual with his society and his species and with the universe at large." -D. W. Harding, New York Review of Books "[Bateson's] view of the world, of science, of culture, and of man is vast and challenging. His efforts at synthesis are tantalizingly and cryptically suggestive. . . .This is a book we should all read and ponder." -Roger Keesing, American Anthropologist

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  • Paperback: 564 pages
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press; New edition edition (15 April 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0226039056
  • ISBN-13: 978-0226039053
  • Product Dimensions: 21.4 x 14.1 x 3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 119,133 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Gregory Bateson (1904-1980) was born and educated in the United Kingdom, and spent most of his professional life in the United States where he was lecturer and fellow of Kresge College at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Among other influential books he authored Naven and Mind and Nature.

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5.0 out of 5 stars IT'S BACK IN PRINT! 13 Mar 2000
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It is unbelievable that this masterpiece has been out of print for so long. I have been looking for a copy for some years, having eventually and reluctantly had to return a loan copy. I am delighted that it is available again.
Organised as a collection of relatively short essays, this has a legitimate claim to be the outstanding book of the 20th century for anyone interested in change, systems thinking, ecology, epistemology, organisations, therapy and more. Be warned - it can be very hard in places, but the effort is worth it. 'Form, Substance and Difference', 'Conscious Purpose versus Nature' and 'The Logical Categories of Learning and Communication' are absolutely central texts for anyone considering how we need to respond to the current world crisis. Other key papers include 'The cybernetics of "Self": A theory of alchoholism' and 'Social Planning and the Concept of Deutero Learning'. If you work in the field of Organisational Development you will probably be familiar with some of the content through the many writers who have built on Bateson's work. Fritjof Capra writes about him a great deal. The original is best though.
The fact that it is back in print gives me hope.
David Ballard
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5.0 out of 5 stars Masterpiece 24 Sep 2011
By hughie
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Steps to an Ecology of Mind is simply a masterpiece. In this collection of seemingly disparate essays, Bateson takes the reader on a journey that connects diverse patterns and offers an insight into a means of thinking systemically about ourselves, our relationships to each other and to the environment.
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5.0 out of 5 stars excellent collection 13 Mar 2012
By jr
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EXCELLENT COLLECTION OF BATESON'S WORK. I am enjoying it so far. From a diversity of disciplines and areas of application of systems thinking.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Bateson, J Steps to an Ecological Mind 4 Mar 2012
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Absolutely fab. A hard read but really informative, I would highly recommend this book. I now try to get books from the library and read and return them but this book was definitely worth buying
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