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Title A legacy for living systems : Gregory Bateson as precursor to biosemiotics / Jesper Hoffmeyer, editor
Published [New York] : Springer, ©2008

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Description 1 online resource (x, 288 pages) : illustrations
Series Biosemiotics ; v. 2
Biosemiotics ; v. 2.
Contents Introduction: Bateson the precursor / Jesper Hoffmeyer -- Angels fear revisited: Gregory Bateson's cybernetic theory of mind applied to religion-science debates / Mary Catherine Bateson -- From thing to relation. On Bateson's bioanthropology / Jesper Hoffmeyer -- What connects the map to the territory? / Tyrone Cashman -- The pattern which connects pleroma to creatura: the autocell bridge from physics to life / Terrence Deacon and Jeremy Sherman -- Bateson's method: double description. What is it? How does it work? What do we learn? / Julie Hui, Tyrone Cashman, and Terrence Deacon -- Gregory Bateson's relevance to current molecular biology / Luis Emilio Bruni
Process ecology: creatura at large in an open universe / Robert E. Ulanowicz -- Connections in action -- bridging implicit and explicit domains / Teresa S.S. Shilhab and Christian Gerlach -- Bateson: biology with meaning / Brian Goodwin -- Gregory Bateson's "uncovery" of ecological aesthetics / Peter Harries-Jones -- Collapsing the wave function of meaning: the epistemological matrix of talk-in-interaction / Donald Favareau -- Re-enchanting evolution: transcending fundamentalisms through a mythopoetic epistemology / Gregory Mengel -- Bateson and Peirce on the pattern that connects and the sacred / Søren Brier -- Bateson, Peirce and the sign of the sacred / Deborah Eicher-Catt
Summary Gregory Bateson's contribution to 20th century thinking has appealed to scholars from a wide range of fields dealing in one way or another with aspects of communication and epistemology. A number of his insights were taken up and developed further in anthropology, psychology, evolutionary biology and communication theory. But the large, trans-disciplinary synthesis that, in his own mind, was his major contribution to science received little attention from the mainstream scientific communities. This book represents a major attempt to revise this deficiency. Scholars from ecology, biochemistry, evolutionary biology, cognitive science, anthropology and philosophy discuss how Bateson's thinking might lead to a fruitful reframing of central problems in modern science. Most important perhaps, Bateson's bioanthropology is shown to play a key role in developing the set of ideas explored in the new field of biosemiotics. The idea that organismic life is indeed basically semiotic or communicative lies at the heart of the biosemiotic approach to the study of life. The only book of its kind, this volume provides a key resource for the quickly-growing substratum of scholars in the biosciences, philosophy and medicine who are seeking an elegant new approach to exploring highly complex systems. "What pattern connects the crab to the lobster and the orchid to the primrose and all the four of them to me? And me to you?"--Gregory Bateson from Mind and Nature
Analysis evolutie
evolution
filosofie
philosophy
biologie
biology
sociale wetenschappen
social sciences
levenswetenschappen
life sciences
kunstmatige intelligentie
artificial intelligence
gedragswetenschappen
behavioural sciences
Biology (General)
Biologie (algemeen)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Bateson, Gregory, 1904-1980
Bateson, Gregory, 1904-1980
Bateson, Gregory, 1904-1980
Biology -- Semiotics.
Biology -- Philosophy.
Knowledge, Theory of.
Evolution (Biology)
Life sciences.
Philosophy.
Communication.
Biological Phenomena
Philosophy
Biological Evolution
Communication
Knowledge
Biological Science Disciplines
epistemology.
biological sciences.
philosophy.
evolution.
communication (function)
communication functions.
Biomédecine.
Sciences de la vie.
Biology -- Philosophy.
Biology -- Semiotics.
Evolution (Biology)
Knowledge, Theory of.
Life sciences.
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings.
Actes de congrès.
Form Electronic book
Author Hoffmeyer, Jesper
LC no. 2007941785
ISBN 9781402067068
1402067062
1402067054
9781402067051
9048177030
9789048177035