Experiments in Thinking about Observed Ethnological Material

  title={Experiments in Thinking about Observed Ethnological Material},
  author={Gregory Bateson},
  journal={Philosophy of Science},
  pages={53 - 68}
  • G. Bateson
  • Published 1 January 1941
  • Education
  • Philosophy of Science
S I understand it, you have asked me for an honest, introspective-personal-account of how I think about anthropological material, and if I am to be honest and personal about my thinking, then I must be impersonal about the results of that thinking. Even if I can banish both pride and shame for half an hour, honesty will still be difficult. Let met try to build up a picture of how I think by giving you an autobiographical account of how I have acquired my kit of conceptual tools and intellectual… 
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