Gregory Bateson

Gregory Bateson

English anthropologist, social scientist, linguist, visual anthropologist, semiotician and cyberneticist
There is a strong tendency in explanatory prose to invoke quantities of tension, energy, and whatnot to explain the genesis of pattern. I believe that all such explanations are inappropriate or wrong.More Gregory Bateson quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Rather, for all objects and experiences, there is a quantity that has optimum value. Above that quantity, the variable becomes toxic. To fall below that value is to be deprived.More Gregory Bateson quotes [10/11/2011 11:10:08]
But epistemology is always and inevitably personal. The point of the probe is always in the heart of the explorer: What is my answer to the question of the nature of knowing?More Gregory Bateson quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
It takes two to know one.More Gregory Bateson quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Information is a difference that makes a difference.More Gregory Bateson quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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