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By Jesper Hoffmeyer (Ed.),Jesper Hoffmeyer

Gregory Bateson’s contribution to twentieth century pondering has appealed to students from quite a lot of fields dealing in a single means or one other with facets of conversation and epistemology. a couple of his insights have been taken up and constructed extra in anthropology, psychology, evolutionary biology and conversation idea. however the huge, trans-disciplinary synthesis that, in his personal brain, used to be his significant contribution to technology acquired little awareness from the mainstream clinical communities.

This e-book represents a big try to revise this deficiency. students from ecology, biochemistry, evolutionary biology, cognitive technology, anthropology and philosophy talk about how Bateson's pondering could bring about a fruitful reframing of critical difficulties in glossy technology. most vital possibly, Bateson's bioanthropology is proven to play a key function in constructing the set of rules explored within the new box of biosemiotics. the concept that organismic lifestyles is certainly essentially semiotic or communicative lies on the center of the biosemiotic method of the research of life.

The in basic terms ebook of its variety, this quantity presents a key source for the quickly-growing substratum of students within the biosciences, philosophy and medication who're looking a sublime new method of exploring hugely advanced systems.

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