Series: Advances in Systems Theory, Complexity, and the Human Sciences

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Homeland Earth: A Manifesto for the New Millennium by Edgar Morin
Mind and Nature: A Necessary Unity by Gregory Bateson
The Narrative Universe by Gianluca Bocchi
New Paradigms, Culture and Subjectivity by Dora Fried (Org.) Schnitman
On Complexity by Edgar Morin
Our Own Metaphor: A Personal Account of a Conference on the Effects of Conscious Purpose on Human Adaptation by Mary Catherine Bateson
The Systems View of the World: A Holistic Vision for Our Time by Ervin Laszlo

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  1. Steps to an Ecology of Mind: Collected Essays in Anthropology, Psychiatry, Evolution, and Epistemology by Gregory Bateson (1972)
  2. Thought as a System by David Bohm (1994)
  3. General System Theory: Foundations, Development, Applications by Ludwig von Bertalanffy (1968)
  4. A Sacred Unity: Further Steps to an Ecology of Mind by Gregory Bateson (1991)
  5. Angels Fear: Towards An Epistemology Of The Sacred by Gregory Bateson (1987)
  6. Autopoiesis and Cognition: The Realization of the Living by H.R. Maturana (1980)
  7. The Tree of Knowledge: The Biological Roots of Human Understanding by Humberto R. Maturana (1987)
  8. A Recursive Vision: Ecological Understanding and Gregory Bateson by Peter Harries-Jones (1995)
  9. The Web of Life: A New Scientific Understanding of Living Systems by Fritjof Capra (1996)
  10. Maps of the Mind: Charts and Concepts of the Mind and its Labyrinths by Charles Hampden-Turner (1981)
  11. When a Butterfly Sneezes: A Guide for Helping Kids Explore Interconnections in Our World Through Favorite Stories (Systems Thinking for Kids, Big and Small, Vol 1) by Linda Booth Sweeney (2001)
  12. The Hidden Connections: A Science for Sustainable Living by Fritjof Capra (2002)
  13. Understanding Computers and Cognition: A New Foundation for Design by Terry Winograd (1986)
  14. Systems Thinking, Systems Practice: Includes a 30-Year Retrospective by Peter Checkland (1981)
  15. Janus: A Summing Up (Picador Books) by Arthur Koestler (1978)

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