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Upside-Down Gods

Peter Harries-Jones

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780823270347
eISBN:
9780823270385
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823270347.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This is an intellectual biography of Gregory Bateson, one of the most important holistic writers of the twentieth century, whose qualitative approach to information and intelligence in living systems ... More


The Logos of the Living World: Merleau-Ponty, Animals, and Language

Louise Westling

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823255658
eISBN:
9780823261208
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823255658.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This book is an interdisciplinary work in environmental humanities that puts Maurice Merleau-Ponty’s philosophy into dialogue with evolutionary biology, animal studies, and literature, arguing for ... More


Toward the Semiosphere

Peter Harries-Jones

in Upside-Down Gods

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780823270347
eISBN:
9780823270385
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823270347.003.0010
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Organisms not only belong to ecological niches in the physical sense, but also to semiotic niches whose cues are visual, acoustic, chemical, and which must be correctly interpreted for the individual ... More


Language Is Everywhere

Louise Westling

in The Logos of the Living World: Merleau-Ponty, Animals, and Language

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823255658
eISBN:
9780823261208
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823255658.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter addresses the place of language and literature in Merleau-Ponty’s thought, setting it within the context of evolutionary continuity in animal life and communicative activities throughout ... More


Conclusion

Louise Westling

in The Logos of the Living World: Merleau-Ponty, Animals, and Language

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823255658
eISBN:
9780823261208
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823255658.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter summarizes Merleau-Ponty’s efforts as a philosopher to restore to us “the wild being” and its immanent Logos underlying our experience and that of all creatures. The conclusion argues ... More


The Biosemiotic Approach in Biology: Theoretical Bases and Applied Models

João Queiroz, Claus Emmeche, Kalevi Kull, and Charbel El-Hani

in Information and Living Systems: Philosophical and Scientific Perspectives

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262201742
eISBN:
9780262295246
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262201742.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter defines and discusses biosemiotics, which is a growing field that investigates semiotic processes in the living realm in an attempt to combine the findings of the biological sciences and ... More


Making Space for Animal Dwelling: Worlding with Snæbjörnsdóttir/Wilson

Ron Broglio

in Surface Encounters: Thinking with Animals and Art

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816672967
eISBN:
9781452947334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816672967.003.0003
Subject:
Art, Art Theory and Criticism

This chapter explores animal worlds and provides a central conversation about a theory of animal surfaces. It analyzes Rainer Maria Rilke’s notion in Eighth Duino Elegy, where he says that the animal ... More


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