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Biosemiotics

Jakob von Uexküll

The Discovery of the Umwelt between Biosemiotics and Theoretical Biology

Authors: Brentari, Carlo

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  • On an international level the first comprehensive introduction to the work of the Estonian-German biologist Jakob von Uexküll
  • Finds its foundation in the original works by Uexküll (in German) and their major translations in English
  • Combines a careful reconstruction of the historical context and a thorough analysis of the theoretical and philosophical contents of the Uexküllian views
  • The book’s substantial sixth chapter – devoted to the influence that Uexküll had on other philosophers and scientists – is of considerable interest to scholars of the most diverse disciplines (from ethology to phenomenology, from anthropology philosophy to semiotics)
  • Is both an introduction to the author, useful to those who approach him for the first time, and a valuable tool for scholars who want to look into specific parts, aspects, influences of his work
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The book is a comprehensive introduction to the work of the Estonian-German biologist Jakob von Uexküll. After a first introductory chapter by Morten Tønnessen and a second chapter on Uexküll's life and philosophical background, it contains four chapters devoted to the analysis of his main works. They are followed by a vast eighth chapter which deals with the influence Uexküll had on other philosophers and scientists. Finally, the author discloses his conclusions, focused on the possibility of updating Uexküll’s work. As far as the key issue is concerned, the Uexküllian Umwelt is the perceptive and operative world which surrounds animal species; it is a subjective species-specific construction which provides living organisms with great security and behaviour stability. The relationship that the animal carries out with its environment is a complex system of semiotic interactions: its behaviour is not a set of mechanical reactions, but a spontaneous attribution of meaning to the outside world.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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eBook £87.50
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  • ISBN 978-94-017-9688-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £109.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-94-017-9687-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover £109.99
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  • ISBN 978-94-024-0728-0
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Jakob von Uexküll
Book Subtitle
The Discovery of the Umwelt between Biosemiotics and Theoretical Biology
Authors
Series Title
Biosemiotics
Series Volume
9
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-017-9688-0
DOI
10.1007/978-94-017-9688-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-017-9687-3
Softcover ISBN
978-94-024-0728-0
Series ISSN
1875-4651
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 249
Additional Information
Original Italian edition published by Morcelliana, Brescia, 2011
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