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«Every Schoolboy knows»: inside the thinking of Gregory Bateson

A little unknown English philosopher, Gregory Bateson, that I recently discovered, can help us broaden our world view by placing life in its center. He proposed a more diverse ecology of knowing, hoping to see more interactions than what pops up in our limited minds, that follow the doctrine dominant, that follows the formatted patterns we all know, or at least feel. 900 more words



But epistemology is always and inevitably personal. The point of the probe is always in the heart of the explorer: What is my answer to the question of the nature of knowing?   62 more words


How nature works and the way people think

“The major problems in the world are the result of the difference between how nature works and the way people think”

― Gregory Bateson

Tao & Zen

Human Behavior

Noel Charlton and Gregory Bateson

I was very sorry to hear recently of the death of Noel G. Charlton. I did not know Noel well, but remember him as a regular and enthusiastic supporter of our Manchester Schumacher Lectures in the decade from the mid 1990s, often coming with his wife Jean to our post-event celebrations. 372 more words


Children, Empathy, Ideas and Ecology

Loris Malaguzzi, recalling Barry Commoner wrote that ‘ecology will be the alphabet of the future.  We are part of an ecosystem…our earthly journey is a journey made together with the environment, with nature, with the cosmos… where the great web of our lives exists.”   1,335 more words

Early Childhood Education And Care

Lily King novela la vida de la antropóloga Margaret Mead

“Euforia”, la obra literaria más reciente de la escritora norteamericana Lily King, novela la un episodio de la vida de la antropóloga norteamericana Margaret Mead. En el año 1933, Mead se desplazó al Guinea con su marido, el psicólogo neozelandés Reo Fortune, para investigar a los aborígenes de ese país. 514 more words


The Bateson Slash: Redundancy at Scale

PDF – The Bateson Slash: Redundancy at Scale

There is, in fact, almost no formal theory dealing with analogue communication and, in particular, no equivalent of Information Theory or Logical Type Theory. 3,481 more words