Originally published as Kybernetes, Volume 36 Number 7/8, 2007
Guest edited by: Monika Silvia Broecker and Georg Ivanovas
Gregory Bateson’s contributions to epistemology are so numerous that it is impossible to even show their main implications in this memorial. His discovery of a context, of a meta-information qualifying the content (the formal ‘information’) led to the formulation of a complex communication theory. The idea of ‘double bind’ was only one – although a prominent – concept emerging from these investigations. More important, however, was that it became possible to think about topics such as psychiatric diseases, communication, information, mind and others from a totally different point of view. This e-book looks at how Bateson’s epistemology is understood and applied today, with some surprising results.
The following articles are freely available:
“Still not paradigmatic”
Georg Ivanovas, Kybernetes, Vol. 36 No. 7/8, pp. 847-851 (2007) ISSN: 0368-492X
“Gregory Bateson in Contemporary Cross-Cultural Systemic Psychotherapy”
Inga-Britt Krause, Kybernetes, Vol. 36 No. 7/8, pp. 915-925 (2007) ISSN: 0368-492X
“Bateson and the Arts”
Stephen Nachmanovitch, Kybernetes, Vol. 36 No. 7/8, pp. 1122-1133 (2007) ISSN 0368-492X
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