Re: [xmca] Biosemiotics

From: Mike Cole <lchcmike who-is-at gmail.com>
Date: Tue Nov 20 2007 - 14:56:35 PST

"biological semiotics" Sebeok yields relevant stuiff and dropping the Sebeok
tells you some new directions the idea seems to have gone in.
mike

On Nov 20, 2007 2:47 PM, Phil Chappell <philchappell@mac.com> wrote:

> Thanks Michael. And the following link provides a brief entree to Deely's
> work.
>
> http://carbon.cudenver.edu/~mryder/deely/basics/<http://carbon.cudenver.edu/%7Emryder/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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