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Signs of Meaning in the Universe - Jesper Hoffmeyer

Signs of Meaning in the Universe

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From reviews for the bestselling Danish edition:

"... dashing and idiomatic language that is a pleasure to read." ???Berlingske Tidende

"... an appetizer and eye opener... Hoffmeyer is a modernistic pioneer in the wide open spaces of the natural sciences... " ???Politiken

"... extremely well written and interesting manifesto for a bioanthropology... " ???Inf.

"It should be read by anyone who likes to be wiser and at the same time to be challenged in his habitual conception of the relations between culture and nature." ???Weekend Avisen

On this tour of the universe of signs, Jesper Hoffmeyer travels back to the Big Bang, visits the tiniest places deep within cells, and ends his journey with us???complex organisms capable of speech and reason. What propels this journey is Hoffmeyer's attempt to discover how nature could come to mean something to someone???by telling the story of how cells, tissue, organs, plants, animals, even entire ecosystems communicate by signs and signals.

1. Signifying: On lumps in nothingness, on "not" -- 2. Forgetting: On history and codes: The dialectic of oblivion -- 3. Repeating: On Nature's tendency to acquire habits -- 4. Inventing: On life and self-reliance, on subjectivity -- 5. Opening Up: On the sensory universe of creatures: The liberation of the semiosphere -- 6. Defining: The mobile brain: The language of cells -- 7. Connecting: On the triadic ascendance of dualism -- 8. Sharing: On language: Existential bioanthropology -- 9. Uniting: Consciousness: The bodily governor within the brain -- 10. Healing: On ethics: Reuniting two stories in one body-mind.

ISBN: 9780253112675
ISBN-10: 0253112672
Format: PDF
Language: English
Published: 1st February 1997