An Examination into the Signs of Life and the Life of Signs
By (author) Jesper Hoffmeyer
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Biosemiotics by Jesper Hoffmeyer
Book DescriptionRecent 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 innovative book shows how the linguistic powers of humans suggest 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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Book DetailsISBN: 9781589661691
(229mm x 152mm x 28mm)
Imprint: University of Scranton Press,U.S.
Publisher: University of Scranton Press,U.S.
Publish Date: 20-Mar-2009
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Jesper Hoffmeyer
Signs of Meaning in the Universe, Hardback (February 1997)» View all books by Jesper Hoffmeyer
Presents a journey through the universe of signs in search of how the natural world came to mean something to someone. This book shows that life at its most basic depends on the survival of messages, written in the code of DNA molecules, and on the tiny cell - the fertilized egg - that must interpret the message and from it construct an organism.
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Author Biography - Jesper Hoffmeyer
Jesper Hoffmeyer is professor of molecular biology at the University of Copenhagen.
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