Psikhologicheskie Issledovaniya • ISSN 2075-7999
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2019 Vol. 12 Issue 63

Testov D.F. Ecology of Restraints: a commentary to Cybernetic Explanation by Gregory Bateson

Full text in Russian: Тестов Д.Ф. Экология ограничений: комментарий к «Кибернетическому объяснению» Грегори Бейтсона

Institute of Philosophy, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia.
Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation, Moscow, Russia

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The article is an extended commentary to the “Cybernetic Explanation” by Gregory Bateson. In the focus of the author’s attention are three types of restraints by the analysis of which - according to Bateson - a negative explanation should be constructed: the restraints related to the limited economics of alternatives, the restraints related to the redundancy and to the feedback. The commentary is based on the presupposition that Bateson’s text should not be considered cybernetic in the narrow sense. Rather it is related to epistemology of sciences “of mind and order” and represents an outline of the methodology to consider while rethinking the approaches and the instruments of natural sciences, social sciences and humanities. That is, the sciences aimed at the mental systems and processes.
Addressing the Bateson’s psychiatric research, the author demonstrates that Bateson’s methodology of working with schizophrenogenic families can be considered as an application of the theoretical theses, presented in “Cybernetic Explanation”.

Keywords: Bateson, ecology of mind, restraints, redundancy, pattern, cybernetic, feedback 

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Received 02 December 2019. Date of publication: 29 December 2019.

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Testov Dmitry Farukovich. Junior Research Associate of the Department of Analytical Anthropology. Institute of Philosophy, Russian Academy of Sciences, 12/1, ul. Goncharnaya, 109240 Moscow, Russia. Assistant of the Department of Humanities. Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation. 49, Leningradsky Prospect, 125993 Moscow, Russia.
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Testov D.F. Ecology of Restraints: a commentary to “Cybernetic Explanation” by Gregory Bateson. Psikhologicheskie Issledovaniya, 2019, Vol. 12, No. 67-68, p. 5. http://psystudy.ru (in Russian, abstr. in English).

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