9789401796873-9401796874-Jakob von Uexküll: The Discovery of the Umwelt between Biosemiotics and Theoretical Biology (Biosemiotics (9))

Jakob von Uexküll: The Discovery of the Umwelt between Biosemiotics and Theoretical Biology (Biosemiotics (9))

ISBN-13: 9789401796873
ISBN-10: 9401796874
Edition: 2015
Author: Brentari, Carlo
Publication date: 2015
Publisher: Springer
Format: Hardcover 260 pages
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ISBN-13: 9789401796873
ISBN-10: 9401796874
Edition: 2015
Author: Brentari, Carlo
Publication date: 2015
Publisher: Springer
Format: Hardcover 260 pages

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Acknowledged authors Brentari, Carlo wrote Jakob von Uexküll: The Discovery of the Umwelt between Biosemiotics and Theoretical Biology (Biosemiotics (9)) comprising 260 pages back in 2015. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 9401796874 and 9789401796873. Since then Jakob von Uexküll: The Discovery of the Umwelt between Biosemiotics and Theoretical Biology (Biosemiotics (9)) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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The book is a comprehensive introduction to the work of the Estonian-German biologist Jakob von Uexküll. After a first introductory chapter by Morten Tønnessen and a second chapter on Uexküll's life and philosophical background, it contains four chapters devoted to the analysis of his main works. They are followed by a vast eighth chapter which deals with the influence Uexküll had on other philosophers and scientists. Finally, the author discloses his conclusions, focused on the possibility of updating Uexküll’s work. As far as the key issue is concerned, the Uexküllian Umwelt is the perceptive and operative world which surrounds animal species; it is a subjective species-specific construction which provides living organisms with great security and behaviour stability. The relationship that the animal carries out with its environment is a complex system of semiotic interactions: its behaviour is not a set of mechanical reactions, but a spontaneous attribution of meaning to the outside world.

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