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41. Sign Systems Studies: Volume > 32 > Issue: 1/2
Anton Markoš In the quest for novelty: Kauffman’s biosphere and Lotman’s semiosphere
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The emergence of novelty in the realm of the living remains, despite the long tradition of evolutionary biology, unwelcome, calling for explanation by old, established knowledge. The prevailing neodarwinian evolutionary paradigm approaches living beings as passive outcomes of external (and extraneous, hence “blind”) formative forces. Many teachings opposing Darwinism also take the existence of eternal, immutable and external laws as a necessary prerequisite. Ironically enough, authors who oppose Darwinian theory, and admit that living beings possess a “self”, often accentuate internal, ideal and eternal harmony,which is incompatible with historical changes; moreover such harmony is again imposed by external, atemporal “laws”. I describe here a third approach embodied by the names of two unrelated scholars, Stuart Kauffman (biology, physics) and Juri Lotman (semiotics, culturology). Their approach suggests thatthe evolution of organisms, minds, cultures — is a continuous negotiation (semiosis) of ‘laws’, driving to ever broader spaces of freedom and constantly larger autonomy of existence.
42. Sign Systems Studies: Volume > 32 > Issue: 1/2
Anton Markoš Поиск новшества: биосфера Кауффмана и семиосфера Лотмана. Резюме
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43. Sign Systems Studies: Volume > 32 > Issue: 1/2
Anton Markoš Uudsuseotsing: Kauffmani biosfäär ja Lotmani semiosfäär. Kokkuvõte
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44. Sign Systems Studies: Volume > 32 > Issue: 1/2
Jakob von Uexküll, Thure von Uexküll The Eternal Question: Biological variations on a Platonic dialogue
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The reinterpretation of Nature by biology, which will prevail in spite of all obstacles, has brought our thinking closer to antiquity, giving us the chance to reinvigorate our perused terminology with the help of the resources to be found in the thoughts of the greatest minds of mankind. The way to Plato thus being cleared, I perceived the idea to seek enlightenment on pressing biological questions from the great Sage. As means to this end, I chose to make Socrates continue one of his dialogues, with the adjustment of giving him the knowledge of our contemporary biological problems. Thus some kind of interaction between the Ancients and ourselves is created, to our considerable benefit.
45. Sign Systems Studies: Volume > 32 > Issue: 1/2
Jakob von Uexküll, Thure von Uexküll Якоб фон Юкскюлл, Туре фон Юкскюлл. Вечный вопрос: биологические вариации одного платоновского диалога. Резюме
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46. Sign Systems Studies: Volume > 32 > Issue: 1/2
Jakob von Uexküll, Thure von Uexküll Igavene küsimus: Bioloogilised variatsioonid ühele Platoni dialoogile. Kokkuvõte
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47. Sign Systems Studies: Volume > 32 > Issue: 1/2
Jakob von Uexüll jr. Jakob von Uexküll and Right Livelihood — the current actuality of his Weltanschauung
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48. Sign Systems Studies: Volume > 32 > Issue: 1/2
Thure von Uexküll Eye witnessing Jakob von Uexküll’s Umwelttheory
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49. Sign Systems Studies: Volume > 32 > Issue: 1/2
Riin Magnus, Timo Maran, Kalevi Kull Jakob von Uexküll Centre, since 1993
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50. Sign Systems Studies: Volume > 32 > Issue: 1/2
Torsten Rüting Signs and the design of life – Uexküll’s significance today: A symposium, its significant history and future
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