ecology of mind

ecology of mind,

n a phrase coined by anthropologist Gregory Bateson to describe culture as a mutually interdependent world wherein individual relationships shape socially shared meanings while these collective meanings simultaneously inform the individuals' understandings of their actions.
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Students of biology, science, science history, or organizational theory will delight in discovering this influential thinker, and An Ecology of Mind is a great introduction.
These terms, peppered throughout An Ecology of Mind, underlie meta-thinker Bateson's contributions.
No press previews An Ecology of Mind (PG) Film portrait of anthropologist, philosopher, author, naturalist, systems theorist and filmmaker, Gregory Bateson.
2 How to develop the learning dynamics in coherence to the Ecology of Mind in our contemporary conditions?
In these conditions neither the first nor the second world are able to become a very contemporary Locus where new evolutionary learning processes could be developed according to the principles suggested by the Bateson's Ecology of Mind.
An Ecology of Mind is the award-winning documentary of Gregory Bateson's life, as constructed by his youngest daughter, Nora Bateson.
Or, to quote the title of Bateson's own journey, they would be taking their first Steps to an Ecology of Mind (2)
Strongly opposing those scientists who attempted to reduce everything to mere 'matter', he was intent upon reintroducing 'mind' back into the scientific equation and wrote two famous books, Steps to an Ecology of Mind and Mind and Nature, as part of this task.
PUBLICATIONS: Naven, 1936; Communication: The Social Matrix of Psychiatry, with Jurgen Ruesch, 1951; Steps to an Ecology of Mind, 1972; Perceval's Narrative: A Patient's Account of His Psychosis, 1830-1832, 1974; Mind and Nature: A Necessary Unity, 1979; Angels Fear: Towards an Epistemology of the Sacred, with Mary Catherine Bateson, 1987 and A Sacred Unity: Further Steps to an Ecology of Mind, published posthumously in 1991.
In his collected essays, entitled Steps to an Ecology of Mind (1972), Bateson proposes "a new way of thinking about ideas and about those aggregates of ideas which I call 'minds.
How does Bateson's notion of an ecology of mind relate to education reform and the development of Green politics?
It follows that the individual consciousness, which can be understood as a system of thoughts or ecology of mind, can also be seen as an interdependent part of a larger system, a group or collective consciousness if you will.