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Gregory Bateson



Gregory Bateson (1904–1980) was an English anthropologist, social scientist, ecologist, and influential thinker of the twentieth century. He was an original advocate of systems thinking and cybernetics and inventor of the double-bind concept in psychiatry. He taught and wrote on subjects ranging from anthropology and epistemology to biology and evolution and was interested in how ideas can be approached in an interdisciplinary way.

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The Structure of Magic: A Book About Language and Therapy (Vol. 1)

These seminal works in neurolinguistic programming (NLP) help therapists understand how people create inner models of the world to represent their experience and guide their behavior.

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An Ecology of Mind

Mind and nature are a unity.

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An Ecology of Mind

'An Ecology of Mind' is a filmic portrait of anthropologist, biologist, and psychotherapist Gregory Bateson. Bateson believed that, 'The major problems in the world are the result of the difference between the way nature works and the way people think.

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FindCenter Quotes ImageThe major problems in the world are the result of the difference between how nature works and the way people think.

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Nora Bateson: An Ecology of Mind (7th Cph Open Dialogue Meeting)

In this first part, Nora presents the documentary film she made about her father, anthropologist Gregory Bateson, who devoted his life to studying the ecology of mind in all its infinite connections and relationships. This is a fascinating presentation.

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Angels Fear: Towards an Epistemology of the Sacred

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.

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Impossible Choices

Learning from his family, his animals and his work with tribal people, Gregory Bateson saw the creative potential of paradox

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FindCenter Quotes ImageWe create the world that we perceive, not because there is no reality outside our heads, but because we select and edit the reality we see to conform to our beliefs about what sort of world we live in.

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Conversations: Nora Bateson

Guest Nora Bateson discusses her father Gregory Bateson and her film “An Ecology of Mind.”

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

Gregory Bateson was a philosopher, anthropologist, photographer, naturalist, and poet, as well as the husband and collaborator of Margaret Mead.

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