Symmathesy: A Word in Progress

Vitally important distinctions being made here relevant to life itself, and the limitations of current language to address the complexity and interelationality of living systems.

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This is a big blog post, ( 25 pages). This paper was presented at the International Society for Systems Sciences Conference in Berlin August 2015. It will be published in the ISSS Journal as well. The following pages are a beginning of a concept and terminology that I have found useful in my own work to describe the learning within shifting interactions and patterns through time. There are many chapters to come. The next chapter is on mutual learning contexts that are comprised of living and non-living systems.I hope it will be useful for you as well.  Enjoy…

Proposing a New Word that Refers to Mutual Learning in Living Systems:

Symmathesy

– copyright Nora Bateson 2015–

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Prologue:

Part I

The Word “Symmathesy” On The Page

Proposition:

I would like to propose a new word for “System” that refers specifically to living systems – that is, to systems which emerge from the communications and interactions of…

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