Reduced (Gregory) Bateson Set | squareONE explorations. …is an ongoing exploration of one participant-observer’s useful set of heuristic frames and meta-frames for “taking in” human situations. Gregory Bateson and canine research subject Blog postings are presented here in this compendium in reverse chronological order. Brief Introduction Think about the conceptual frameworks you informally employ to make sense of the human situations you encounter. Over the years I have come to resolve in considerable detail specific borrowings from Gregory Bateson’s work. The following are my running notes about a framework I sometimes use to make my own sense of various human situations.
Contents I. Reduced Bateson Set I. Gregory Bateson & Margaret Mead, Bajoeng-Gedé, Indonesia; photograph by Walter Spies Sometime ago, yet late in my scatter shot intellectual development, I realized five problems fascinated me in psychology. I will seek to explain what I call The Reduced Bateson Set in a series of posts. What is this something? Heuristic (pronounced /hj?? ~ S c h i z o s o p h y ~ | . . : : : t h e . p o l i t i c s . o f . t h u n d e r : : : . . NVA.gadagramata.v13.2004. Alcoholics Anonymous : Alcoholism. Alcoholism is a broad term for problems with alcohol, and is generally used to mean compulsive and uncontrolled consumption of alcoholic beverages, usually to the detriment of the drinker's health, personal relationships, and social standing.
It is medically considered a disease, specifically an addictive illness. In psychiatry several other terms have been used, specifically "alcohol abuse", "alcohol dependence," and "alcohol use disorder" which have slightly different definitions. In 1979, an expert World Health Organization committee discouraged the use of "alcoholism" in medicine, preferring the category of "alcohol dependence syndrome". In the 19th and early 20th centuries, alcohol dependence in general was called dipsomania, but that term now has a much more specific meaning. People suffering from alcoholism are often called "alcoholics".
Many other terms, some of them insulting or informal, have been used throughout history. Treatment of alcoholism takes several steps.