Understanding Gregory Bateson: Mind, Beauty, and the Sacred Earth

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Introduction to Gregory Bateson’s unique perspective on the relationship of humanity to the natural world.
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“…Charlton has taken an unusual, indeed unique, approach to the works and thought of Gregory Bateson.” — Cybernetics and Human Knowing

“A valuable book, primarily directed to specialists in environmental philosophy, ethics, and action.” — CHOICE

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Meet the Author

Noel G. Charlton has enjoyed work in commerce and industry, school teaching, small holding and house restoration in Scotland, antinuclear activism, wild species preservation, residential community life, and research and study in university and college settings. These experiences have been unified by a deep concern for the natural world and a growing conviction of the spiritual and religious significance of the whole of the living planet.

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Table of Contents

Sacred: A Poem

1. Introduction: Gregory Bateson, the Urgency of Our Ecological Crisis and the Possibility of “Grace”

2. Bateson: The Man and the Growth of His Ideas

3. Mind and Bateson’s Claims

4. The Evolution of Bateson’s Thought about Aesthetics: The Earlier Years

5. Aesthetics, Ecology, and the Path Toward Grace

6. Aesthetic Engagement and the Grace of Relatedness

7. Bateson and The Sacred

8. Wise Action?

Gregory Bateson—Table of Lifetime Events and Publications

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