Jesper Hoffmeyer is the President of the International Society for Biosemiotic Studies and co-editor of the journal Biosemiotics. He is Professor Emeritus at the . Jesper Hoffmeyer’s Website. forskning/forfatterskab/engagement/liv — research/ writing/engagement/life. Site Navigation[Skip]. Home; English Intro ยท Dansk intro. Biosemiotics: An Examination into the Signs of Life and the Life of Signs ( Approaches to Postmodernity) Feb 16, by Jesper Hoffmeyer, Donald Favareau.

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Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Recent debates surrounding the teaching of biology divide participants into three camps based on how they explain the appearance of the human race: Biosemiotics discovers an intriguing higher ground respecting those opposing theories by arguing that questions of meaning and experiential life can be integrated into the scientific study of nature. This groundbreaking book shows how the linguistic powers of humans imply that consciousness emerges in the evolutionary process and that life is based on sign action, not just molecular interaction.

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There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. Anyone interested in going beyond the mechanistic view espoused by contemporary biological science should read this book.

Hoffmeyer’s prose is engaging, his arguments are thought-provoking, and most of his examples are illustrative. This book does not require a background in either semiotics or biology to understand.

Note that Hoffmeyer’s view follows the Copenhagen-Tartu school of biosemiotics with its firm commitment to the insights provided by the triadic sign theory of American philosopher Charles S.

Other biosemioticians follow dyadic models based on the semiology of Ferdinand de Saussure. Hoffmeyer makes compelling arguments to justify the triadic model. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. Set up a giveaway. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. The New Biological Synthesis. Essential Readings in Biosemiotics: There’s a problem loading this menu right now.


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