>David's mentioning of this book [Pragmatics of Communication] reminded me
>of another one, which has not been mentioned here yet, although it should
>be of vital importance for this list:
>Watzlawick/Weakland/Fisch, Change, 1972 (?)
>It picks up Bateson's idea of second-order change and elaborates on it.
The book is titled Change: Principles of Problem Formation and Problem
Resolution (1974), by Paul Watzlawick, John Weakland, and Richard Fisch.
W. W. Norton & Company. ISBN 0-393-01104-6.
In addition to the comment above, about second-order change, it also
introduces "The Gentle Art of Reframing."
It is a very good book, and I agree it belongs on any list of mind-expanding
-- Fred Nickols firstname.lastname@example.org