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Our own metaphor

Mary Catherine Bateson

Our own metaphor

a personal account of a conference on the effects of conscious purpose on human adaptation.

by Mary Catherine Bateson

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Published by Knopf; [distributed by Random House] in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Human ecology -- Congresses.,
  • Mind and body -- Congresses.,
  • Cybernetics -- Congresses.

  • Edition Notes

    ContributionsWenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsGF23 .B3
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxi, 324, viii p.
    Number of Pages324
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL4918461M
    ISBN 100394474872
    LC Control Number76171111
    OCLC/WorldCa205881


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The author infuses the history of the conference with a kind of novelistic suspense and moral purpose that makes the reader's journey through the book a metaphor of the conference in the same way that the conference (with its interaction and diversity and tolerance) is a metaphor (model) for the kind of thinking that may help save the world.

Mary Catherine Bateson's books in print include Composing a Life, Our Own Metaphor, and Peripheral Visions, as well as a memoir, With a Daughter's Eye: A Memoir of Margaret Mead and Gregory Bateson. Her latest is Composing a Further Life: The Age of Active Wisdom (Knopf September ). In the final chapter, "Our Own Metaphor," MC finally has her say.

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