New PDF release: A Legacy for Living Systems: Gregory Bateson as Precursor to

By Jesper Hoffmeyer (Ed.),Jesper Hoffmeyer

Gregory Bateson’s contribution to twentieth century considering has appealed to students from quite a lot of fields dealing in a single means or one other with facets of verbal exchange and epistemology. a couple of his insights have been taken up and built extra in anthropology, psychology, evolutionary biology and communique concept. however the huge, trans-disciplinary synthesis that, in his personal brain, was once his significant contribution to technology got little awareness from the mainstream medical communities.


This ebook represents a massive try and revise this deficiency. students from ecology, biochemistry, evolutionary biology, cognitive technology, anthropology and philosophy talk about how Bateson's pondering may result in a fruitful reframing of imperative difficulties in glossy technological know-how. most vital maybe, Bateson's bioanthropology is proven to play a key function in constructing the set of principles explored within the new box of biosemiotics. the concept organismic existence is certainly essentially semiotic or communicative lies on the center of the biosemiotic method of the research of life.


The in basic terms booklet of its type, this quantity presents a key source for the quickly-growing substratum of students within the biosciences, philosophy and drugs who're looking a sublime new method of exploring hugely complicated systems.

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