Gregory Bateson intended his posthumous book Angels Fear as an approach to the scientific explanation of natural phenomena in the living world based on. Angels Fear is Gregory Bateson’s well-founded fear for a culture, our culture, that may destroy itself by its very success. The book goes much deeper than the. Angels Fear Towards an Epistemology of the Sacred. Gregory Bateson Letter To The Editor Connecting Gregory and Mary Catherine Bateson’s Angels Fear.
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Angels Fear: Towards an Epistemology of the Sacred by Gregory Bateson
Lists with This Book. This book is very interesting as it approaches religion in a system theory way but crossing boundaries between different sciences in an enlightening manner.
Even if you don’t agree with batesoh of the directions his thinking takes, the approach is very out-of-the-box and can give you a new way of approaching zngels areas in life. The mechanisms of mind he uncovers are simple yet capable of giving profound insights into our world. The book is batexon to get through at times but it is definitely worth the This book is very interesting as it approaches religion in a system theory way but crossing boundaries between different sciences in an enlightening manner.
The book feaf hard to get through at times but it is definitely worth the effort. This was Gregory Bateson’s last book, which was still in manuscript at the time he died, in His daughter, Mary Catherine Bateson, who had been working with ange,s for many years on his ideas without receiving credit as co-authorcompleted the book from his manuscript.
This book continues the thoughts of Mind and Nature published in ; in fact, it is prefigured in the “metalogue” between Gregory and Mary Catherine that concludes the earlier book. Impossible to give a speedy summary of This was Gregory Bateson’s last book, which was still in manuscript at the time he died, in Impossible to give a speedy summary of Bateson’s thought here, but suffice it to say that he recognized that his thoughts about mind, and our relationship to the ever-evolving world, required him to address beauty and the sacred.
That is the effort made in Angels Fear.
Angels Fear Towards an Epistemology of the Sacred
I recommend this book and Mind and Nature as highly as I can. They are filled with powerful ideas which, upon sufficient study and meditation, potentially have the ability to alter your world-view. Apr 01, Stephanie marked it as to-read. I have read and re-read this at least 10 times. Every time I learn something new. It is a wonderful book on many things, mostly understanding yourself.
Mar 23, Julian Rombach rated it it was amazing. I’ve read such a lot in this area of thinking. And don’t forget the difficult Wilfrid Sellars.
I consider myself quite good in understanding these subjects. So I am not really able to talk the contents, except that is is truely mysterious. Sep 17, Dylan added it.
Circular in the right ways, cleanly stated and very expressive of the ideas they’re trying to convey. I have a hard time saying anything less than ‘read it for your self’ to get an idea of what it’s about. Oct 07, Ladyfilosopher rated it it was amazing Shelves: What an amazing book. A post-humous collaboration with her father, who Mary Catherine Bateston had collaborated with on many of his books in his life-time, facilitated the unfolding of the desired them in its vastness and detailed furls as it deals with the specific and the ‘fuzzy.
It has ‘hit the nail on the head’ about so many thoughts and considerations I have had over the years. I am reading this book while I formulate concept and material regarding the Ethics of Care. I found many over arch What an amazing book.
I found many over arching concepts to help me continue. I have the edition which credits his daughter Mary on the cover. There have been so many memorable statements along the way, which I would have written on Goodread’s site but when I was obliged to put the book down due to commitments, time was tight, and bus schedules had to be respected. Anyone interested in complexity, the mysteries of life, relationships, meaning, and experiencing the fruit of this amazing collaboration between male and female, father and daughter, exquisite minds both, please, give each page the time it merits.
Though the annotations are well done, I found cause to add a few more voices and page references. My book has become a notebook. Good Luck, have fun It’s been quite some time since I read this and it is now buried in a storage locker.
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I’m reluctant to try and write a review without the benefit of having another look at it except to say I recall many “aha” moments and enjoyed Mary Catherine Bateson’s constructed metalogues. I thought I’d add this book to my list now as I’ve just ordered a copy of Steps. Feb 11, Cathy rated it it was amazing.
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Angels fear : towards an epistemology of the sacred
I don’t think it’s fair for me to rate this book, because the content was so far over my head. Jun 14, Gerard is currently reading it.
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He had a natural ability to recognize order and pattern in the universe. Some of his most noted writings are to be angela in his books, Steps to an Ecology of Mind and Mind and Nature Angels Fear published posthumously in was co-authored by his daughter Mary Catherine Bateson. Books by Gregory Bateson. Trivia About Angels Fear: No trivia or quizzes yet. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.
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