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Introduction to biosemiotics : the new biological synthesis

Author: Marcello Barbieri
Publisher: Dordrecht : Springer, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Combining approaches from biology, philosophy and linguistics, Biosemiotics proposes that animals, plants and single cells engage in semiosis: the conversion of objective signals into conventional  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Marcello Barbieri
ISBN: 9781402048135 1402048130 9781402048142 1402048149
OCLC Number: 79447365
Description: xii, 530 pages : illustrations, portrait ; 25 cm
Contents: Part 1 Historical Background --
1 The Evolutionary History of Biosemiotics / Donald Favareau 1 --
2 Semiosis in Evolution / Tuomo Jamsa 69 --
3 Has Biosemiotics Come of Age? and Postscript / Marcello Barbieri 101 --
Part 2 Theoretical Issues --
4 The Necessity of Biosemiotics: Matter-Symbol Complementarity / H.H. Pattee 115 --
5 What is the Scope of Biosemiotics? Information in Living Systems / Stanley N. Salthe 133 --
6 Semiotic Scaffolding of Living Systems / Jesper Hoffmeyer 149 --
7 Biosemiotics and Biophysics --
The Fundamental Approaches to the Study of Life / Kalevi Kull 167 --
8 Is the Cell a Semiotic System? / Marcello Barbieri 179 --
9 Computing Codes versus Interpreting Life / Stefan Artmann 209 --
10 Towards a Darwinian Biosemiotics. Life as Mutual Understanding / Anton Markos, Filip Grygar, Karel Kleisner, Zdenek Neubauer 235 --
11 From the Logic of Science to the Logic of the Living. The Relevance of Charles Peirce to Biosemiotics / Tommi Vehkavaara 257 --
12 Towards a Standard Terminology for (Bio)semiotics / Marcel Danesi 283 --
13 Information Theory and Error-Correcting Codes in Genetics and Biological Evolution / Gerard Battail 299 --
Part 3 Biosemiotic Research --
14 RNA as Code Makers: A Biosemiotic View of RNAi and Cell Immunity / Marcella Faria 347 --
15 Cellular Semiotics and Signal Transduction / Luis Emilio Bruni 365 --
16 Inner Representations and Signs in Animals / Stephen Philip Pain 409 --
17 A Biosemiotic Approach to Epigenetics: Constructivist Aspects of Oocyte-to-Embryo Transition / Johannes Huber, Ingolf Schmid-Tannwald 457 --
18 Language and Interspecific Communication Experiments: A Case to Re-open? / Dario Martinelli 473.
Responsibility: edited by Marcello Barbieri.
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