domingo, 28 de fevereiro de 2010


28.02.2010 - Morte e continuidade de um dos maiores bibliófilos brasileiros. José Mindlin continua na continuação da sua paixão pela democratização do acesso ao livro no Brasil, e em cada um dos 45.000 volumes que doou para a (sua) Biblioteca Brasiliana Guita e José Mindlin, na USP. Ele que sempre defendeu a abertura de mais bibliotecas públicas em nosso País, espaços que, como a internet, deveriam ampliar o acesso aos livros funcionando também à noite, aos Sábados, Domingos e feriados. Neste BLOG fica um abraço virtual de terno agradecimento e profundo respeito.

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sexta-feira, 26 de fevereiro de 2010

CHK Gregory Bateson - I front and back cover

BOOK: CYBERNETICS & HUMAN KNOWING - A Journal of Second-Order Cybernetics, Autopoiesis & Cyber-Semiotics
Vol. 12, No. 1-2, 2005
GREGORY BATESON [1904-1980], Essays for an Ecology of Ideas

FRONT and BACK COVER (capa e contracapa)

"Gregory Bateson's work, intensely interdisciplinary, even transdisciplinary, in character, continues to touch others in fields as diverse as communication and ecology, anthropology and philosophy, family therapy and education, and mental and spiritual health. Bateson's cybernetic epistemology forges a path of connection.
The authors in this volume celebrate the
Bateson Centennial, with contributions rooted in Bateson's ideas and ideals. Although their homes lie in different intellectual realms, their work embodies Bateson's interdisciplinary character.
These essays offer both personal stories of
Bateson's influence, while at the same time demonstrating opportunities for its extension, and can be read as a gift to a creative spirit on his 100th birthday."

CHK Gregory Bateson - II contents

BOOK: CYBERNETICS & HUMAN KNOWING - A Journal of Second-Order Cybernetics, Autopoiesis & Cyber-Semiotics
Vol. 12, No. 1-2, 2005
GREGORY BATESON [1904-1980], Essays for an Ecology of Ideas

CONTENTS (sumário)

Frederick Steier and Jane Jorgenson
(Both from the Department of Communication, University of South Florida)
Foreword: Patterns That Connect Patterns That Connect

Mary Catherine Bateson
(President, Institute for Intercultural Studies, New York; and Professor Emerita George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia)
The Double Bind: Pathology and Creativity

Will McWhinney
(Institute for the Study of Transformative Education)
The White Horse: A Reformulation of Bateson's Typology of Learning
Appreciation of Difference
*** Figure 1: A Basic Cybernet for LI
Orders of Learning and Change
Zero Order
First Order (LI)
Second Order (LII)

Figure 2: A Second Order Cybernet

Third Order (LIII)

Frederick Steier
(Department of Communication, University of South Florida)
Exercising Frame Flexibility
Gregory Bateson reads Calvin and Hobbes
Designs for learning and play at a science center
Emergent themes
The message: This is character building , The message: This is learning, (and frames for frames).
Frame Flexibility
Exercising frame flexibility

Thomas Hylland Eriksen
(University of Oslo/Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)
Mind and Gap: Flexibility, Epistemology and the Rhetoric of New Work
Flexibility and rigidity
Some implications
Flexibility and new work

Peter Harries-Jones
(Department of Anthropology, York University, Ontario, Canada)
Understanding Ecological Aesthetics: The Challenge Of Bateson
1. Introduction: Aesthetics and Ecology
Bateson's Move into Ecology
3. Why Aesthetics?:
Bateson and Blake
4. J. M. Coetzee and the "True Challenge"
5. Suzi Gablik and the Re-enchantment Thesis
6. Abrupt Change and Free-fall
7. The
Bateson Challenge in Angels Fear

Bradford Keeney
(Distinghished Scholar of Cultural Studies, Ringing Rocks Foundation)
Circular Epistemology and the Bushman Shamans:
A Kalahari Challenge to the Hegemony of Narrative

Douglas Flemons
(Professor of Family Therapy; Director, Brief Therapy Institute; Director, NSU Sudent Counseling, Nova South-eastern University)
May the Pattern be With You
Relational Freedom
Sentence as Story
Batesonian Invention

Thomas E. Malloy / Carmen Bostic St. Clair, and John Grinder
(Department of Psychology, University of Utah / Quantum Leap)
Steps to an Ecology of Emergence
Model-based Intuitions about Emergence
Boolean Dynamic Systems

***Figure 1: Camouflage-like striped patterns. The first four columns (a to d) are four basins from the same dynamic system. The fifth column (e) is a basin from a different dynamic system.
Critiques of Emergence
Intuition as a Legitimate Methodology
The Embodiment of Mind
That a Human May Know It

***Figure 2: Four basins from a pseudo-randomly generated dynamic system. Panels (a) and (b) are perceived as similar as are panels (c) and (d).
Dynamic Constancies for Differences in Differences over Time
Emergent Hierarchies in Model and Perception

***Figure 3: Dynamic Constancy. Six visual forms placed into three categories based ou identical first derivatives. The three categories are themselves placed into two meta-categories based on identical second derivatives.
The Human Reference Point
What is Human Knowledge that a Human May Know Dynamic Systems?
Critical Concerns Revisited
Emergence as Metaphor
Steps to an Ecology of Emergence

Kenneth N. Cissna / and Rob Anderson
(Department of Communication, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida / Department of Communication, Saint Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri)
A Failed Dialogue? The 1975 Meeting of Gregory Bateson and Carl Rogers
Background to the Dialogue
The "Bloody Hot" Evening and its Conversation
A Structure for Extending and Distinguishing Ideas in Public Dialogue
Distinction and Extension in the
Bateson-Rogers Dialogue
Reclaiming the Reputation of the
Bateson-Rogers Dialogue

Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz
(Communication Department, University of Wisconsin-Parkside, Kenosha, Wisconsin)
The Natural History Approach: A Bateson Legacy
Development of the Natural History Approach
Spread of the Natural History Approach
Application of the Natural History Approach

Alfonso Montouri
(California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco, California)
Gregory Bateson and the Promise of Transdisciplinarity
Homeless: Some Personal Context
Towards Transdisciplinary Inquiry
Cornerstones of Transdisciplinarity
The Journey Home

Column: Louis H. Kauffman
(Math Department, University of Illinois-Chicago, Chicago, Illinois)
Virtual Logic - The One and the Many
I. Introduction
II. On Sets
III. The Strange Case of the Singleton Set
IV. David Lewis on Singletons
V. Notes on Physical Reality
VI. Epilogue

ASC Pages: Peter Harries-Jones
(Department of Anthropology, York University, Ontario, Canadá)
Gregory Bateson, Heterarchies, and the Topology of Recursion
The ASC Meeting, Toronto
Recursion: Digital, Analogue or Both?
Finding a Suitable Topology for Heterarchy

Book Reviews: Ranulph Glanville
(CybernEthics Research, Southsea, United Kingdom)
International Encyclopaedia of Systems and Cybernetics, second edition