Biosemiotics

Biopoetics

Towards an Existential Ecology

Authors: Weber, Andreas

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  • Explains why Biology like Quantum Physics has become a Science of Subjectivity and Connection
  • Nonreductionist account explains why embodiment is the source of artistic expression, creativity, and paradox
  • Narrated passages transcend technical philosophical arguments and let the reader understand intuitively
  • Solution to the Mind-Body-Problem and to Dualism without being simplistic or reductionist
  • Helps Anthropocene thinking by providing a framework to understand how human and biological subjectivity stem from the same source
  • Makes biology a scientific practice of the heart and of personal concern and connection again
  • Explains why mind and life are coextensive
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Meaning, feeling and expression – the experience of inwardness – matter most in human existence. The perspective of biopoetics shows that this experience is shared by all organisms. Being alive means to exist through relations that have existential concern, and to express these dimensions through the body and its gestures. All life takes place within one poetic space which is shared between all beings and which is accessible through subjective sensual experience. We take part in this through our empirical subjectivity, which arises from the experiences and needs of living beings, and which makes them open to access and sharing in a poetic objectivity. Biopoetics breaks free from the causal-mechanic paradigm which made biology unable to account for mind and meaning. Biology becomes a science of expression, connection and subjectivity which can understand all organisms including humans as feeling agents in a shared ecology of meaningful relations, embedded in a symbolical and material metabolism of the biosphere.

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Andreas Weber, Und-Institut für Zukunftsfähigkeit, Sensburger Allee 30, 14055 Berlin, Germany

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Biopoetics
Book Subtitle
Towards an Existential Ecology
Authors
Series Title
Biosemiotics
Series Volume
14
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-024-0832-4
DOI
10.1007/978-94-024-0832-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-024-0830-0
Softcover ISBN
978-94-024-1413-4
Series ISSN
1875-4651
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 150
Topics