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|December 9, 2014 at 12:07 #15701|
Reflection on Nora Bateson (2010): An Ecology of Mind
In the following I would like to reflect on the advantages and the limitations of Gregory Bateson’s idea that we always draw lines when we think as modern human beings.
“Mad men see outlines, and that’s why they draw them”
“The major problems of the world are the result of the difference between how nature works and how we think about it”
|December 10, 2014 at 18:54 #15705|
Not a reply, but my reflections, as I don’t know how to enter my reflections.
|December 10, 2014 at 20:18 #15706|
Reply to Michael’s relfection
I find Michael’s reflections to be very insightful and eye opening, actually at least as much as the film itself. I did not get as much as him at all from the film (it was somewhat difficult to hear what Bateson said). I, of course, agree with Michael about the interconnections in nature itself and between human, its mental and physical constructions. His comparison with M&N model of cross-faculty collaboration is good, but what I miss is the involvement of natural science. That is because I believe it is good with a balance between humanities and science to describe and take actions, for example to understand and to convince people about the importance to act NOW.
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