Logos of the bios 1
Date 2010/1/3 15:31:14 | Topic: Biocommunication
Contributions to the foundation of a three-leveled biosemiotics
This approach underlines the complementarity of syntactic, pragmatic and semantic rules as a precondition for adequately investigating the language- like structure of the genetic code and the communicative organization of interacting cellular organisms.
Guenther Witzany, Helsinki. Umweb, 220 pp. (2006)|
This book opens a new perspective on living nature through the philosophical foundation of biology as an understanding social science.
The contributions integrate the pragmatic turn of the theory of science discussion, replacing the solus ipse subject of knowledge of objectivism by the intersubjective - communicative character of thought, experience and research. A three-leveled biosemiotics investigates rule-governed sign-mediated interactions within and between organisms of all organismic
kingdoms. This approach underlines the complementarity of syntactic, pragmatic and semantic rules as a precondition for adequately investigating the languagelike structure of the genetic code and the communicative organization of interacting living nature.
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The Author: Günther Witzany, born 1953 in Salzburg, Austria, founded the 1st “Philosophische Praxis” (philosophical practice) in Austria in 1985. His research interests are applied philosophy, linguistic pragmatics, biosemiotics, molecular biology, genetics and epigenetics, as well as
rule-governed sign-mediated interactions within and between bacteria, fungi, animals and plants.
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