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Read through the most famous quotes from Gregory Bateson
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? ↗
All experience is subjective. ↗
Numbers are the product of counting. Quantities are the product of measurement. This means that numbers can conceivably be accurate because there is a discontinuity between each integer and the next. ↗
Creatura and Pleroma. Bateson's encounter with Mead on the Sepik river (Chapter 16) and their life together in Bali (Chapter 17) is described in Mead's autobiography "Blackberry Winter – My Earlier Years" (Angus and Robertson. He died on Independence Day 1980 at the age of 76 in the guest house of the San Francisco Zen Center.
In the 1940s he helped extend systems theory/cybernetics to the social/behavioral sciences and spent the last decade of his life developing a "meta-science" of epistemology to bring together the various early forms of systems theory developing in various fields of science. Some of his most noted writings are to be found in his books Steps to an Ecology of Mind (1972) and Mind and Nature (1979).