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First volume dedicated to Biosemiotics from the perspective of the founder of semiotics
All authors are leading Peirce scholars with a philosophical background and interest in the enigma of life
All chapters open with selected quotations from Peirce, giving the reader a taste of his method and style
This volume discusses the importance of Peirce´s philosophy and theory of signs to the development of Biosemiotics, the science that studies the deep interrelation between meaning and life. Peirce considered semeiotic as a general logic part of a complex architectonic philosophy that includes mathematics, phenomenology and a theory of reality. The authors are Peirce scholars, biologists, philosophers and semioticians united by an interdisciplinary endeavor to understand the mysteries of the origin of life ands its related phenomena such as consciousness, perception, representation and communication.