Steps to an Ecology of Mind: Recursive Vision of Gregory Bateson

Steps to an Ecology of Mind: Recursive Vision of Gregory Bateson

Gregory Bateson.  One of the most brilliant man I have read.  Please check out his books and books about him.  He was married to Margaret Mead, a famous Anthropologist.  His daughters Mary Catherine Bateson and Nora Bateson have also published books and documentaries about him.

  • Steps to an Ecology of Mind: Collected Essays in Anthropology, Psychiatry, Evolution, and Epistemology.
  • Mind and Nature: A Necessary Unity (Advances in Systems Theory, Complexity, and the Human Sciences).
  • A Sacred Unity: Further Steps to an Ecology of Mind
  • Angels Fear: Towards an Epistemology of the Sacred.
  • Communication: The Social Matrix of Psychiatry


GB used concepts of Cybernetics and Systems Theory to seek integration among:

  • Aesthetics
  • Consciousness
  • Sacred
  • Ecology

I have found book A Recursive Vision to be most helpful in understanding GB.



Please see my related posts.

Reflexivity, Recursion, and Self Reference

Systems View of Life: A Synthesis by Fritjof Capra

Meta Integral Theories: Integral Theory, Critical Realism, and Complex Thought

Truth, Beauty, and Goodness: Integral Theory of Ken Wilber

Cyber-Semiotics: Why Information is not enough

Levels of Human Psychological Development in Integral Spiral Dynamics




Key Sources of Research







Gregory Bateson and the Promise of Transdisciplinarity

December 2005

Alfonso Montuori

The Cybernetics Society


Undersstanding Gregory Bateson

Suny Press



Book “A Recursive Vision: Ecological Understanding and Gregory Bateson”

by Peter Harries-Jones



Gregory Bateson




Bateson Archive

Cambridge University



Bateson Archives


AUM Conference 1973

American Society for Cybernetics




Click to access gbcatsbs.pdf

Author: Mayank Chaturvedi

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