Kull K. (2003) Thomas A. Sebeok and biology: Building biosemiotics. Cybernetics & Human Knowing 10(1): 47–60. https://cepa.info/3224
Thomas A. Sebeok and biology: Building biosemiotics.
Cybernetics & Human Knowing 10(1): 47–60.
Fulltext at https://cepa.info/3224
The paper attempts to review the impact of Thomas A. Sebeok (1920 2001) on biosemiotics, or semiotic biology, including both his work as a theoretician in the field and his activity in organising, publishing, and communicating. The major points of his work in the field of biosemiotics concern the establishing of zoosemiotics, interpretation and development of Jakob v. Uexkull’s and Heini Hediger’s ideas, typological and comparative study of semiotic phenomena in living organisms, evolution of semiosis, the coincidence of semiosphere and biosphere, research on the history of biosemiotics. •
Key words: semiotic biology
, biosemiotic paradigm
, theoretical biology Culture
, is implanted in nature
, the environment
, or Umwelt
, is a model generated by the organism. Semiosis links them. T. A