Re: [xmca] Biosemiotics

From: Tony Whitson <twhitson who-is-at UDel.Edu>
Date: Tue Nov 20 2007 - 15:01:02 PST

Thanks, Phil

Ryder's site is a great portal to sources on semiotics, including
biosemiotics.

Deely is a key influence on my understanding of semiotics; but for Ryder's
links to a broader array on biosemiotics, see

http://carbon.cudenver.edu/~mryder/itc/semiotics.html#biosem

On Tue, 20 Nov 2007, Phil Chappell wrote:

> 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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