Peirce and Biosemiotics: A Guess at the Riddle of Life

Peirce and Biosemiotics: A Guess at the Riddle of Life

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ISBN-13: 9789402407679
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
Publication date: 10/21/2016
Series: Biosemiotics , #11
Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2014
Pages: 248
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.02(d)

About the Author

Vinicius Romanini, Ph.D., is Professor of Communication Studies at the School of Communications and Arts, University of Sao Paulo (USP), Brazil. His research interest is focused on the development of Peircés semeiotic into a transdisciplinary theory of Communication. He is the scientific editor of Semeiosis – Transdisciplinary Journal of Semiotics, member of the CLE research group on self-organization at UNICAMP and of the International Advisory Committee (IAC) for the Peirce Society.

Eliseo Fernández was born and educated in Argentina. He works at the Linda Hall Library of Science and Technology as a scientific consultant and taught at the University of Missouri at Kansas City for 18 years at the Physics Department. He has lectured and published papers and reviews on topics in the philosophy and history of science and on the thought of C. S. Peirce. His current research focuses on the application of some ideas of Peirce to current philosophical problems in physics and bio semiotics.

Table of Contents

Introduction; V. Romanini, E. Fernández.- 1. The Intelligible Universe; N. Houser.- 2. The Continuity of Life: On Peirce’s Objective Idealism; I.A. Ibri.- 3. Peircean Semiotic Indeterminacy and Its Relevance for Biosemiotics; R. Lane.- 4. Peircean Habits, Broken Symmetries, and Biosemiotics; E. Fernández.- 5. Semeiotic Causation and the Breath of Life; M. Hulswit, V. Romanini.- 6. The Ineffable, the Individual, and the Intelligible: Peircean Reflections on the Innate Ingenuity of the Human Animal; V. Colapietro.- 7. Instinct and Abduction in the Peircean Informational Perspective: Contributions to Biosemiotics; L.F. Barbosa da Silveira, M.E. Quilici Gonzalez.- 8. The Life of Symbols and Other Legisigns: More than a mere Metaphor?; W. Nöth.- 9. Signs without Minds; J. Collier.- 10. Dicent Symbols and Proto-propositions in Biological Mimicry; J. Queiroz.- 11. Semeiosis as a Living Process; V. Romanini.- List of Authors.- References.- Index.

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