CAHSS Faculty Articles

Title

Zucchini Mush as a Misguided Way of Knowing

Department

Department of Family Therapy

Publication Date

1987

Publication Title

Canadian Journal of Counselling

ISSN

0828-3893

Volume

21

Issue/No.

2-3

First Page

161

Last Page

164

Abstract

In order to perceive the world, we must necessarily draw distinctions. As Dell and Goolishian (1981) have said, "without carving the world into pieces by naming some of its 'parts' we can see nothing" (p. 178). According to Gregory Bateson, there may be "better and worse ways of doing this splitting of the universe into nameable parts" (Bateson, 1977, p. 244). Science is one such way of perceiving: As a method of perception—and that is all science can claim to be—science, like all other methods of perception, is limited in its ability to collect the outward and visible signs of whatever may be truth." (Bateson, 1979, p. 32).

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