Steps to an Ecology of Mind

Author: Gregory Bateson
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226039053
Format: PDF
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Gregory Bateson was a philosopher, anthropologist, photographer, naturalist, and poet, as well as the husband and collaborator of Margaret Mead. This classic anthology of his major work includes a new Foreword by his daughter, Mary Katherine Bateson. 5 line drawings.

Geschichte History

Author: Jürgen Stolzenberg
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 3110389665
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The 10th volume of the International Yearbook of German Idealism attends to the issue of “History“. The contributions examine from different perspectives the various roles of history, historiography, philosophy of history and philosophical historiography in German Idealism and analyze their impact in the 19th and 20th century.

Einhundert Meisterwerke der Psychotherapie

Author: Alfred Pritz
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3211694994
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Bücher aus dem „Psychobereich" boomen. Dieser Literaturführer lotst seine Leser durch den Dschungel der Neuerscheinungen. Vorgestellt und bewertet werden nur jene Werke, die für die jeweiligen Schulen aber auch darüber hinaus bedeutsam sind. Der Band liefert neugierigen Einsteigern aber auch erfahrenen Psychotherapeuten eine fundierte Übersicht über die wichtigsten Bücher zur menschlichen Seele und deren Behandlung. Der Herausgeber ist Präsident des Weltverbandes für Psychotherapie und wurde bei der Auswahl von Psychotherapeuten unterstützt.

Networked Reenactments

Author: Katie King
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 0822350726
Format: PDF
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In this feminist cultural study of reenactments, Katie King traces the development of a new kind of transmedia storytelling during the 1990s, as a response to the increasing difficulty of reaching large audiences at a time where entertainment media and knowledge production were both being restructured.

Atem des Lebens Band 2 Die Seele

Author: Eugen Drewermann
Publisher: Patmos Verlag
ISBN: 384360388X
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Mit dem Erich-Fromm-Preis werden Personen ausgezeichnet, die mit ihrem wissenschaftlichen, sozialen, gesellschaftspolitischen oder journalistischen Engagement Hervorragendes für den Erhalt oder die Wiedergewinnung humanistischen Denkens und Handelns im Sinne Erich Fromms leisten. Der zweite Band des Grundlagenwerks von Eugen Drewermann zur Auseinandersetzung von moderner Hirnforschung und Theologie. Seit fast 2000 Jahren lehrt die Kirche, dass Gott dem Menschen bei der Zeugung die Seele einhaucht. Sie ist Werk Gottes, zu ihm kehrt sie nach dem Tod zurück. Die moderne Hirnforschung zeigt, dass es ein solches göttliches Zentrum im Menschen nicht gibt. Sie erklärt zudem, dass es ein solches metaphysisches Prinzip nicht braucht, um Bewusstsein und Person-Sein zu ermöglichen. Auch die Vorstellung von Gott selbst ist ein Produkt des Gehirns, geht aus der komplexen Interaktion der Neuronen hervor. Im ersten Band von "Atem des Lebens" hat Drewermann die Erkenntnisse der Neurowissenschaften dargelegt. Im zweiten Band geht er auf diesem Hintergrund die uralten Menschheitsfragen an: Nach Bewusstsein und Person, nach Willensfreiheit, nach der Seele und der Frage der Unsterblichkeit. Verschwinden Geist und Seele mit dem Tod des Gehirns? Welche neue Sprache ist für "Gott" und die "Seele" zu finden? Eine geistige Revolution steht der Kirche bevor: Welche Seele ist der heutigen Welt zu geben, die mehr wäre als eine Illusion?

A Recursive Vision

Author: Peter Harries-Jones
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 9780802075918
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Gregory Bateson was one of the most original social scientists of this century. He is widely known as author of key ideas used in family therapy - including the well-known condition called 'double bind' . He was also one of the most influential figures in cultural anthropology. In the decade before his death in 1980 Bateson turned toward a consideration of ecology. Standard ecology concentrates on an ecosystem's biomass and on energy budgets supporting life. Bateson came to the conclusion that understanding ecological organization requires a complete switch in scientific perspective. He reasoned that ecological phenomena must be explained primarily through patterns of information and that only through perceiving these informational patterns will we uncover the elusive unity, or integration, of ecosystems. Bateson believed that relying upon the materialist framework of knowledge dominant in ecological science will deepen errors of interpretation and, in the end, promote eco-crisis. He saw recursive patterns of communication as the basis of order in both natural and human domains. He conducted his investigation first in small-scale social settings; then among octopus, otters, and dolphins. Later he took these investigations to the broader setting of evolutionary analysis and developed a framework of thinking he called 'an ecology of mind.' Finally, his inquiry included an ecology of mind in ecological settings - a recursive epistemology. This is the first study of the whole range of Bateson's ecological thought - a comprehensive presentaionof Bateson's matrix of ideas. Drawing on unpublished letters and papers, Harries-Jones clarifies themes scattered throughout Bateson's own writings, revealing the conceptual consistency inherent in Bateson's position, and elaborating ways in which he pioneered aspects of late twentieth-century thought.

Cultural Psychology of Recursive Processes

Author: Zachary Beckstead
Publisher: IAP
ISBN: 1681230208
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Cultural Psychology of Recursivity illustrates how recursivity, often neglected in the social sciences, can be an important concept for illuminating meaningmaking processes. Recusrivity is a fascinating though abstract concept with a wide array of often incompatible definitions. Rooted in mathematics and linguistics, this book brings recursion and recursive processes to the foreground of psychological processes. One unifying claim among the diverse chapters in this book is that recursion and recursive processes are at the core of complex social and psychological processes. Recursion is bound up with the notion of returning, reexamining, reflecting and circling back, and these processes allow for human beings to simultaneously distance themselves from the hereandnow settings (by imaging the past and future) while being immersed in them. The objective of this book is not simply to celebrate the complexity of human living, but to extend the notion of recursion, recursivity and recursive processes into the realm of social and psychological processes beyond the arenas in which these ideas have currently thrived. Cultural Psychology of Recursivity shows that in spite of the difficulty in defining recursivity, selfreferencing (looping), transformation (generativity), complexity, and holism constitute its core characteristics and provide the basis for which authors in this book explore and elaborate this concept. Still, each contribution has its own unique take on recursivity and how it is applied to their phenomenon of investigation. Chapters in this book examine how recursive processes are related to and basic aspects of play and ritual, imitation, identity exploration, managing stigma, and commemorative practices. This book is intended for psychologists, sociologists, and mathematicians. Use of the book in postgraduate and graduate level of university teaching is expected in seminar format teaching occasions.