Re: [xmca] Biosemiotics

From: Phil Chappell <philchappell who-is-at mac.com>
Date: Tue Nov 20 2007 - 14:47:43 PST

Thanks Michael. And the following link provides a brief entree to Deely's work.

http://carbon.cudenver.edu/~mryder/deely/basics/

Cheers,

Phil
 
On Wednesday, November 21, 2007, at 12:36AM, "Wolff-Michael Roth" <mroth@uvic.ca> wrote:
>I think it was Sebeok who started zoo-semiotics, and Martin Krampen
>started or an early advocate of phytosemiotics. If you go back
>through SEMIOTICA, there may be some articles. There is also a
>collected volume, Deely/Williams/Kruse (eds), where I first came
>across this work. Cheers, Michael
>
>
>On 20-Nov-07, at 1:43 AM, Phil Chappell wrote:
>
>Hi All,
>
>Just wondering whether anyone here is familiar with the concept of
>animals, plants and single cells engaging in semiosis - see book
>announcement below.
>
>Cheers,
>
>Phil
>
>Title: Introduction to Biosemiotics
>Subtitle: The New Biological Synthesis
>Published: 2007
>Publisher: Springer
> http://www.springer.com
>
>Book URL: http://www.springer.com/978-1-4020-4813-5
>
>Editor: Marcello Barbieri
>Hardback: ISBN: 9781402048135 Pages: 530 Price: U.K. 107.50
>Abstract:
>
>This book is addressed to students, researchers and academics who have
>barely heard of the emerging young science of Biosemiotics, and who
>want to
>know more about it. Written by many of the field's major
>contributors, it
>provides a highly qualified introduction to Biosemiotics and illustrates
>the most recent views in its background and development.
>
>Combining research approaches from biology, philosophy and
>linguistics, the
>field of Biosemiotics proposes that animals, plants and single cells all
>engage in semiosis - the conversion of objective signals into
>conventional
>signs. This has important implications and applications for issues
>ranging
>from natural selection to animal behavior and human psychology, leaving
>biosemiotics at the cutting edge of the research on the fundamentals of
>life.
>
>Drawing on an international expertise, the book details the history and
>study of biosemiotics, and provides a state-of-the-art summary of the
>current work in this new field. And, with relevance to a wide range of
>disciplines - from linguistics and semiotics to evolutionary
>phenomena and
>the philosophy of biology - the book provides an important text for both
>students and established researchers, while marking a vital step in the
>evolution of a new biological
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