Gregory Bateson

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Gregory Bateson

England 1904 – 1980

Comments: Futurist; Anthropologist; developed Double Bind communication paradox; cybernetics; “schismogenesis.”; feedback loops; Abduction, rather than induction or deduction, what does it relate to?; Deuterolearning, learning how to organize learning;


Teachers: A. C. Haddon; Alfred Korzybski

Students: daughter Mary Catherine Bateson (1939 -), Nora Bateson, daughter

Friends: Stewart Brand; Margaret Mead, ex-wife; Donald Jackson; Jay Haley; John H. Weakland; California Governor Jerry Brown; Elizabeth "Betty" Sumner, 2nd wife; Lois Cammack, 3rd wife;

Enemies:

Organizations:Macy Conferences; William Irwin Thompson's Lindisfarne Association; San Francisco Zen Center; Bateson Idea Group

Author: Steps to an Ecology of Mind: Collected Essays in Anthropology, Psychiatry, Evolution, and Epistemology. , 1972; Mind and Nature: A Necessary Unity (Advances in Systems Theory, Complexity, and the Human Sciences), 1979; "From Versailles to Cybernetics";


Resources: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gregory_Bateson ; http://www.anecologyofmind.com/; read an interesting article by his daughter Mary Catherine Bateson here- http://www.wholeearth.com/issue/2106/article/1/comparison.is.key ;