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Biosemiotics

Peirce and Biosemiotics

A Guess at the Riddle of Life

Editors: Romanini, Vinicius, Fernandez, Eliseo (Eds.)

  • 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
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About this book

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 and its related phenomena such as consciousness, perception, representation and communication.

About the authors

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 Peirce´s 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 (12 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Romanini, Vinicius (et al.)

    Pages 1-8

  • The Intelligible Universe

    Houser, Nathan

    Pages 9-32

  • The Continuity of Life: On Peirce’s Objective Idealism

    Ibri, Ivo A.

    Pages 33-49

  • Peircean Semiotic Indeterminacy and Its Relevance for Biosemiotics

    Lane, Robert

    Pages 51-78

  • Peircean Habits, Broken Symmetries, and Biosemiotics

    Fernández, Eliseo

    Pages 79-94

Buy this book

eBook $149.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-94-007-7732-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $189.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-7731-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $189.00
price for USA
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: October 20, 2016
  • ISBN 978-94-024-0767-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Peirce and Biosemiotics
Book Subtitle
A Guess at the Riddle of Life
Editors
  • Vinicius Romanini
  • Eliseo Fernandez
Series Title
Biosemiotics
Series Volume
11
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights for India: Delhi Book Store, New Delhi, India
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-7732-3
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-7732-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-7731-6
Softcover ISBN
978-94-024-0767-9
Series ISSN
1875-4651
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 248
Number of Illustrations and Tables
10 b/w illustrations
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