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A Legacy for Living Systems: Gregory Bateson as Precursor to by Jesper Hoffmeyer (Ed.),Jesper Hoffmeyer

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 conversation and epistemology. a couple of his insights have been taken up and constructed additional in anthropology, psychology, evolutionary biology and verbal exchange thought. however the huge, trans-disciplinary synthesis that, in his personal brain, was once his significant contribution to technology acquired little awareness from the mainstream clinical communities.


This e-book represents an important try to revise this deficiency. students from ecology, biochemistry, evolutionary biology, cognitive technological know-how, anthropology and philosophy speak about how Bateson's considering could bring about a fruitful reframing of relevant difficulties in sleek technological know-how. most vital possibly, Bateson's bioanthropology is proven to play a key position in constructing the set of rules explored within the new box of biosemiotics. the concept organismic existence is certainly essentially semiotic or communicative lies on the middle of the biosemiotic method of the research of life.


The purely e-book of its variety, this quantity offers a key source for the quickly-growing substratum of students within the biosciences, philosophy and medication who're looking a chic new method of exploring hugely complicated systems.

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