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A foray into the worlds of animals and humans : with A theory of meaning

Author: Jakob von Uexküll
Publisher: Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, ©2010.
Series: Posthumanities, 12.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : English : 1st University of Minnesota Press edView all editions and formats
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"The pioneering biophilosopher Jakob von Uexkull (1864-1944) embarks on a remarkable exploration of the unique social and physical environments that individual animal species, as well as individuals within species, build and inhabit. This concept of the Umwelt has become enormously important within posthumanist philosophy, influencing such figures as Heidegger, Merleau-Ponty, Deleuze and Guattari, and, most  Read more...
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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jakob von Uexküll
ISBN: 9780816658992 0816658994 9780816659005 0816659001
OCLC Number: 617508613
Notes: Translated from the German.
Description: 272 pages, 4 pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm.
Contents: Dorian Sagan --
Foreword --
Introduction --
Environment Spaces --
The Farthest Plane --
Perception Time --
Simple Environments --
Form and Movement as Perception Marks --
Goal and Plan --
Perception Image and Effect Image --
The Familiar Path --
Home and Territory --
The Companion --
Search Image and Search Tone --
Magical Environments --
The Same Subject as Object in Different Environments --
Conclusion --
Carriers of Meaning --
Environment and Dwelling-shell --
Utilization of Meaning --
The Interpretation of the Spider's Web --
Form Development Rule and Meaning Rule --
The Meaning Rule as the Bridging of Two Elementary Rules --
The Composition Theory of Nature --
The Sufferance of Meaning --
The Technique of Nature --
Counterpoint as a Motif/Motive of Form Development --
Progress --
Summary and Conclusion --
Geoffrey Winthrop-Young.
Series Title: Posthumanities, 12.
Other Titles: Streifzüge durch die Umwelten von Tieren und Menschen.
Responsibility: Jakob von Uexküll ; translated by Joseph D. O'Neill ; introduction by Dorion Sagan ; afterword by Geoffrey Winthrop-Young.

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