Angels Fear: Towards an Epistemology of the Sacred

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"Angels Fear is the final sustained thinking of the great Gregory Bateson, written in collaboration with his anthropologist daughter, Mary Catherine Bateson. Here we have set out before us Bateson's natural history of the relationship between ideas. Gregory Bateson, one of the most influential and original thinkers of the 20th century, spent his life (he died in 1980 before completing this book) exploring the nature of mental process and its connection with the biological world. His search to fine "the pattern which connects all living things
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Overview

"Angels Fear is the final sustained thinking of the great Gregory Bateson, written in collaboration with his anthropologist daughter, Mary Catherine Bateson. Here we have set out before us Bateson's natural history of the relationship between ideas. Gregory Bateson, one of the most influential and original thinkers of the 20th century, spent his life (he died in 1980 before completing this book) exploring the nature of mental process and its connection with the biological world. His search to fine "the pattern which connects all living things culminated in the writing he did for Angels Fear." The book incorporates writing by both father and daughter, including essays written by Gregory in the last years before his death.
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Table of Contents

I Introduction 1
II The world of mental process 16
III Metalogue : why do you tell stories? 31
IV The model 36
V Neither supernatural nor mechanical 50
VI Metalogue : why placebos? 65
VII Let not thy left hand know 69
VIII Metalogue : secrets 82
IX Defenses of faith 88
X Metalogue : are you creeping up? 100
XI The messages of nature and nurture 110
XII Metalogue : addiction 125
XII The unmocked God 135
XIV Metalogue : it's not here 145
XV The structure in the fabric 151
XVI Innocence and experience 167
XVII So what's a meta for? 183
XVIII Metalogue : persistent shade 201
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