Contents

CONTENTS 4

1.1 1971 PREFACE 6

1.2 1987 PREFACE 8

1.3 FOREWORD 10

1.4 INTRODUCTION 13

2 Part I: Metalogues 21

2.1 Metaloque: Why Do Things Get in a Muddle?* 22

2.2 Metalogue: Why Do Frenchmen?* 26

2.3 Metalogue: About Games and Being Serious* 30

2.4 Metalogue: How Much Do You Know?* 35

2.5 Metalogue: Why Do Things Have Outlines?* 39

2.6 Metalogue: Why a Swan?* 43

2.7 Metaloque: What Is an Instinct?* 47

3 Part II: Form and Pattern in Anthropology 63

3.1 Culture Contact and Schismogenesis* 64

3.2 Experiments in Thinking about Observed Ethnological Material*72

3.3 Morale and National Character* 82

3.4 Bali: The Value System of a Steady State* 94

3.5 Style, Grace, and Information in Primitive Art* 108

3.6 Comment on Part II 124

4 Part III: Form and Pathology in Relationship 126

4.1 Social Planning and the Concept of Deutero-Learning* 127

4.2 A Theory of Play and Fantasy* 138

4.3 Epidemiology of a Schizophrenia* 149

4.4 Toward a Theory of Schizophrenia* 153

4.5 The Group Dynamics of Schizophrenia* 171

4.6 Minimal Requirements for a Theory of Schizophrenia* 181

4.7 Double Bind, 1969* 199

4.8 The Logical Categories of Learning and Communication* 205

4.9 The Cybernetics of "Self": A Theory of Alcoholism* 225

4.10 Comment on Part III 244

5 Part IV: Biology and Evolution 245

5.1 On Empty-Headedness Among Biologists and State Boards of Education* 246

5.2 The Role of Somatic Change in Evolution* 248

5.3 Problems in Cetacean and Other Mammalian Communication*260

5.4 A Re-examination of "Bateson's Rule"* 270

5.5 Comment on Part IV 284

6 Part V: Epistemology and Ecology 286

6.1 Cybernetic Explanation* 287

6.2 Redundancy and Coding* 295

6.3 Effects of Conscious Purpose on Human Adaptation* 313

6.4 Form, Substance, and Difference* 318

6.5 Comment on Part V 329

7 Part VI: Crisis in the Ecology of Mind 330

7.1 From Versailles to Cybernetics* 331

7.2 Pathologies of Epistemology* 337

7.3 The Roots of Ecological Crisis* 343

7.4 Ecology and Flexibility in Urban Civilization* 347

7.5 The Published Work of Gregory Bateson 355

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