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Biosemiotics: An Examination into the Signs of Life and the Life of Signs (Approaches to Postmodernity)

Hoffmeyer, Jesper

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ISBN 10: 1589661699 / ISBN 13: 9781589661691
Published by University of Scranton Press, 2009
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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English translation 2008. Includes bibliographical references and index. Illustrated. 419 pages. Fine copy in a fine dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000127714

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Title: Biosemiotics: An Examination into the Signs ...

Publisher: University of Scranton Press

Publication Date: 2009

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Includes dust jacket.

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Recent debates surrounding the teaching of biology divide participants into three camps based on how they explain the appearance of the human race: evolution, creationism, or intelligent design. Biosemiotics discovers an intriguing higher ground respecting those opposing theories by arguing that questions of meaning and experiential life can be integrated into the scientific study of nature. This groundbreaking book shows how the linguistic powers of humans imply that consciousness emerges in the evolutionary process and that life is based on sign action, not just molecular interaction. Biosemiotics will be essential reading for anyone interested in the nexus of linguistic possibility and biological reality.   

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Jesper Hoffmeyer is professor of molecular biology at the University of Copenhagen.  

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