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Upside-Down Gods

Peter Harries-Jones

Abstract

This is an intellectual biography of Gregory Bateson, one of the most important holistic writers of the twentieth century, whose qualitative approach to information and intelligence in living systems challenges modern science’s exclusive attachment to technical premises of cyber-information and Artificial Intelligence. Hesubstitutes ‘pattern’ and ‘meaning’ for the ‘thinginess’ of data and places his emphasis on ‘mapping’ and gestalt. His approach appears first in his anthropological studies of New Guinea culture and ‘body/mind’ interaction in Balinese which he undertook with his spouse, Margar ... More

Keywords: anthropology, biography, biosemiotics, co-evolution, communication, ecological aesthetics, pattern, perception, post-genomic, psychotherapy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780823270347
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: September 2016 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823270347.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Peter Harries-Jones, author
York University

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