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Biosemiotics: An Examination into the Signs of Life and the Life of Signs

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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 scientif ...more
Hardcover, 300 pages
Published February 16th 2009 by University of Scranton Press (first published July 15th 2008)
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Rhys
Feb 22, 2014 Rhys rated it liked it
Biosemiotics is an interesting book. I was a little overwhelmed by the cellular biology & biochemistry, but the author made reading these parts worthwhile as he integrated the details back into the main thesis: we are part of the semiosphere.

I was looking forward to some more thoughts on 'why' we adopted symbolic reasoning (over the index and icon) - something like Geoffrey Miller's The Mating Mind - but it was not forthcoming. And the author seemed a little wishy-washy on the topic of human
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Karla Jasso
Nov 29, 2013 Karla Jasso rated it really liked it
FAVORITE Chapter 3: Biosemiotics and the Human Being.
((En especial:))

-The Awakening of the Cerebral Cortex
-From Iconic to Indexical Reference
-Language and Biosemiosis
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