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Jakob von Uexk ll

Jakob von Uexk  ll Author Carlo Brentari
ISBN-10 9789401796880
Release 2015-02-18
Pages 249
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The book is a comprehensive introduction to the work of the Estonian-German biologist Jakob von Uexküll. After a first introductory chapter by Morten Tønnessen and a second chapter on Uexküll's life and philosophical background, it contains four chapters devoted to the analysis of his main works. They are followed by a vast eighth chapter which deals with the influence Uexküll had on other philosophers and scientists. Finally, the author discloses his conclusions, focused on the possibility of updating Uexküll’s work. As far as the key issue is concerned, the Uexküllian Umwelt is the perceptive and operative world which surrounds animal species; it is a subjective species-specific construction which provides living organisms with great security and behaviour stability. The relationship that the animal carries out with its environment is a complex system of semiotic interactions: its behaviour is not a set of mechanical reactions, but a spontaneous attribution of meaning to the outside world.

Theoretical Biology Classic Reprint

Theoretical Biology  Classic Reprint Author J. von Uexküll
ISBN-10 0365260894
Release 2018-03-22
Pages 382
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Excerpt from Theoretical Biology The sole authority for a doctrine is not Nature, but the investigator, who has himself answered his own. Question. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

A Foray Into the Worlds of Animals and Humans

A Foray Into the Worlds of Animals and Humans Author Jakob von Uexküll
ISBN-10 0816658994
Release 2010
Pages 272
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The influential work of speculative biology-and a key document in posthumanist studies-now available in a new, accurate English translation.

Onto Ethologies

Onto Ethologies Author Brett Buchanan
ISBN-10 9780791477465
Release 2008-10-22
Pages 236
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Examines the significance of animal environments in contemporary continental thought.

Expecting the Earth

Expecting the Earth Author Wendy WHEELER
ISBN-10 1910448672
Release 2016-07-07
Pages 288
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Expecting the Earth has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Expecting the Earth also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Expecting the Earth book for free.


Cybersemiotics Author Søren Brier
ISBN-10 9780802092205
Release 2008
Pages 477
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Cybersemiotics not only builds a bridge between science and culture, it provides a framework that encompasses them both.

Towards a Semiotic Biology

Towards a Semiotic Biology Author Claus Emmeche
ISBN-10 9781908977816
Release 2011-06-08
Pages 316
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This book presents programmatic texts on biosemiotics, written collectively by world leading scholars in the field (Deacon, Emmeche, Favareau, Hoffmeyer, Kull, Markoš, Pattee, Stjernfelt). In addition, the book includes chapters which focus closely on semiotic case studies (Bruni, Kotov, Maran, Neuman, Turovski). According to the central thesis of biosemiotics, sign processes characterise all living systems and the very nature of life, and their diverse phenomena can be best explained via the dynamics and typology of sign relations. The authors are therefore presenting a deeper view on biological evolution, intentionality of organisms, the role of communication in the living world and the nature of sign systems — all topics which are described in this volume. This has important consequences on the methodology and epistemology of biology and study of life phenomena in general, which the authors aim to help the reader better understand. Contents:Why Biosemiotics? An Introduction to Our View on the Biology of Life Itself (Kalevi Kull, Claus Emmeche & Jesper Hoffmeyer)Biosemiotic Approach: General Principles:Theses on Biosemiotics: Prolegomena to a Theoretical Biology (Kalevi Kull, Terrence Deacon, Claus Emmeche, Jesper Hoffmeyer & Frederik Stjernfelt)Biology is Immature Biosemiotics (Jesper Hoffmeyer)Biosemiotic Research Questions (Kalevi Kull, Claus Emmeche & Donald Favareau)Organism and Body: The Semiotics of Emergent Levels of Life (Claus Emmeche)Life is Many, and Sign is Essentially Plural: On the Methodology of Biosemiotics (Kalevi Kull)Applications:The Need for Impression in the Semiotics of Animal Freedom: A Zoologist's Attempt to Perceive the Semiotic Aim of H Hediger (Aleksei Turovski)The Multitrophic Plant-Herbivore-Parasitoid-Pathogen System: A Biosemiotic Perspective (Luis Emilio Bruni)Structure and Semiosis in Biological Mimicry (Timo Maran)Semiosphere is the Relational Biosphere (Kaie Kotov & Kalevi Kull)Why Do We Need Signs in Biology? (Yair Neuman)Conversations:Between Physics and Semiotics (Howard H Pattee & Kalevi Kull)A Roundtable on (Mis)Understanding of Biosemiotics (Claus Emmeche, Jesper Hoffmeyer, Kalevi Kull, Anton Markoš, Frederik Stjernfelt & Donald Favareau)Theories of Signs and Meaning: Views from Copenhagen and Tartu (Jesper Hoffmeyer & Kalevi Kull) Readership: Semioticians, biologists and those interested in the philosophy of science. Keywords:Biosemiotics;Theoretical Biology;Semiosis;Biocommunication;Semiotics;Philosophy of Biology;EthologyKey Features:This is a unique collection of the major recent contributions by the leading scientists in the field of biosemioticsThis volume will for the first time present a collective view of the group of scholars who have built the current understanding of biosemiotics (i.e. the community of researchers emanating from the major biosemiotic centers of Copenhagen and Tartu into other places worldwide)

A Critical Companion to Zoosemiotics

A Critical Companion to Zoosemiotics Author Dario Martinelli
ISBN-10 9048192498
Release 2010-06-30
Pages 353
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A critical companion of zoosemiotics is the first attempt to systematise the study of animal communication and signification through its most important and/or problematic terms and concepts, and its most representative scholars. It is a companion, in that it attempts to cover the entire range of key terms in the field, and it's critical, in that it aims not only to describe, but also to discuss, problematise and, in some cases, resolve, these terms.

Essential Readings in Biosemiotics

Essential Readings in Biosemiotics Author Donald Favareau
ISBN-10 140209650X
Release 2010-06-10
Pages 880
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Synthesizing the findings from a wide range of disciplines – from biology and anthropology to philosophy and linguistics – the emerging field of Biosemiotics explores the highly complex phenomenon of sign processing in living systems. Seeking to advance a naturalistic understanding of the evolution and development of sign-dependent life processes, contemporary biosemiotic theory offers important new conceptual tools for the scientific understanding of mind and meaning, for the development of artificial intelligence, and for the ongoing research into the rich diversity of non-verbal human, animal and biological communication processes. Donald Favareau’s Essential Readings in Biosemiotics has been designed as a single-source overview of the major works informing this new interdiscipline, and provides scholarly historical and analytical commentary on each of the texts presented. The first of its kind, this book constitutes a valuable resource to both bioscientists and to semioticians interested in this emerging new discipline, and can function as a primary textbook for students in biosemiotics, as well. Moreover, because of its inherently interdisciplinary nature and its focus on the ‘big questions’ of cognition, meaning and evolutionary biology, this volume should be of interest to anyone working in the fields of cognitive science, theoretical biology, philosophy of mind, evolutionary psychology, communication studies or the history and philosophy of science.

Instinctive Behavior

Instinctive Behavior Author Claire H. Schiller
ISBN-10 0823680843
Release 1964
Pages 328
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Instinctive Behavior has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Instinctive Behavior also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Instinctive Behavior book for free.

A Foray Into the Worlds of Animals and Humans

A Foray Into the Worlds of Animals and Humans Author Jakob von Uexküll, Marina von Uexküll, Joseph D. O’Neil
ISBN-10 1452903794
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Reading Hoffmeyer Rethinking Biology

Reading Hoffmeyer  Rethinking Biology Author Claus Emmeche
ISBN-10 9985566327
Release 2002
Pages 79
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Reading Hoffmeyer Rethinking Biology has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Reading Hoffmeyer Rethinking Biology also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Reading Hoffmeyer Rethinking Biology book for free.

The Whole Creature

The Whole Creature Author Wendy Wheeler
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105123004280
Release 2006
Pages 173
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Drawing on the new field of complex adaptive systems and biosemiotics, this groundbreaking synthesis of evolutionary and cultural theory argues that—far from being opposed to nature—culture is the way that nature has evolved in human beings. This major contribution to both cultural studies and ecocriticism shows how complexity and biosemiotics forge the link between nature and culture, and provide a new and better understanding of how the whole human creature operates as both a social and biological being.

Information Cultures in the Digital Age

Information Cultures in the Digital Age Author Matthew Kelly
ISBN-10 9783658146818
Release 2016-08-08
Pages 479
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For several decades Rafael Capurro has been at the forefront of defining the relationship between information and modernity through both phenomenological and ethical formulations. In exploring both of these themes Capurro has re-vivified the transcultural and intercultural expressions of how we bring an understanding of information to bear on scientific knowledge production and intermediation. Capurro has long stressed the need to look deeply into how we contextualize the information problems that scientific society creates for us and to re-incorporate a pragmatic dimension into our response that provides a balance to the cognitive turn in information science. With contributions from 35 scholars from 15 countries, Information Cultures in the Digital Age focuses on the culture and philosophy of information, information ethics, the relationship of information to message, the historic and semiotic understanding of information, the relationship of information to power and the future of information education. This Festschrift seeks to celebrate Rafael Capurro’s important contribution to a global dialogue on how information conceptualisation, use and technology impact human culture and the ethical questions that arise from this dynamic relationship.

Thinking about Animals in the Age of the Anthropocene

Thinking about Animals in the Age of the Anthropocene Author Morten Tønnessen
ISBN-10 9781498527972
Release 2016-04-13
Pages 280
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Thinking about Animals in the Age of the Anthropocene makes connections between the Anthropocene discourse and human-animal studies, thus facilitating further interdisciplinary work on the topic of animals in the Anthropocene.

New Research on the Philosophy of Nicolai Hartmann

New Research on the Philosophy of Nicolai Hartmann Author Keith Peterson
ISBN-10 9783110433142
Release 2016-01-29
Pages 354
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The imposing scope and penetrating insights of German philosopher Nicolai Hartmann’s work have received renewed interest in recent years. The papers collected in this volume explore his ethics, ontology, aesthetics, and philosophy of nature, bringing his philosophy into conversation with that of his peers, the history of philosophy, and with contemporary philosophical trends, from philosophy of science and bioethics, to psychology and education.

Advancements in the Philosophy of Design

Advancements in the Philosophy of Design Author Pieter E. Vermaas
ISBN-10 9783319733029
Release 2018-03-02
Pages 564
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This volume presents 25 essays on the philosophy of design. With contributions originating from philosophy and design research, and from product design to architecture, it gives a rich spectrum of state of the art research and brings together studies on philosophical topics in which design plays a key role and design research to which philosophy contributes. Coverage zooms in on specific and more well-known design disciplines but also includes less-studied disciplines, such as graphic design, interior architecture and exhibition design. In addition, contributors take up traditional philosophical issues, such as epistemology, politics, phenomenology and philosophy of science. Some essays cover philosophical issues that emerge in design, for instance what design can do in addressing societal problems, while other essays analyze main-stream philosophical issues in which design is part of the argument, as for instance abduction and aesthetics. Readers will discover new research with insightful analyses of design research, design thinking and the specificity of design. Overall, this comprehensive overview of an emerging topic in philosophy will be of great interest to researchers and students.