Steps to an Ecology of Mind
Collected Essays in Anthropology, Psychiatry, Evolution and Epistemology
by Gregory Bateson
Granada Publishing, Paladin, 1973, ISBN 58608147X, black and white illustrated frontispiece, paperback
Very Good Condition, some edge and shelf wear, some rubbing and bumping to edges and corners, age toned pages, no inscriptions (see photographs)
“It was as a trained specialist, a fieldwork anthropologist in Bali and New Guinea, a psychiatrist among schizophrenics and alcoholics, a zoologist studying communication behaviour in octopi and dolphins, that Gregory Bateson established his influential reputation. But as this collection of essays written over a period of 35 years demonstrates, these individual projects were stages towards a radical re-appraisal of the nature of scientific knowledge and the human environment.
Steps to an Ecology of Mind develops a new way of thinking about the nature of order and organisation in living systems, a unified body of theory that illuminates such diverse subjects as biology, cultural growth, evolution, aesthetics, and mental stability.”