Steps to an Ecology of Mind

Steps to an Ecology of Mind

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  • Format: Paperback | 565 pages
  • Dimensions: 140.72 x 213.87 x 30.48mm | 662.24g
  • Publication date: 15 Apr 2000
  • Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
  • Imprint: University of Chicago Press
  • Publication City/Country: Chicago, IL, United States
  • Language: English
  • Edition Statement: Univ of Chicago PR ed.
  • Illustrations note: 5line drawings
  • ISBN10: 0226039056
  • ISBN13: 9780226039053
  • Bestsellers rank: 17,367

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