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LINGUIST List 18.3467

Tue Nov 20 2007

Books: Cognitive Science: Barbieri (Ed)

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        1.    Jasper de Vaal, The Codes of Life: Barbieri (Ed)


Message 1: The Codes of Life: Barbieri (Ed)
Date: 16-Nov-2007
From: Jasper de Vaal <jasper.devaalspringer.com>
Subject: The Codes of Life: Barbieri (Ed)
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Title: The Codes of Life
Series Title: Biosemiotics
Published: 2007
Publisher: Springer
                http://www.springer.com

Book URL: http://www.springer.com/978-1-4020-6339-8

Editor: Marcello Barbieri
Hardback: ISBN: 9781402063398 Pages: 440 Price: U.K. £ 107.50
Abstract:

Building on a range of disciplines - from biology and anthropology to
philosophy and linguistics - this book draws on the expertise of leading
names in the study of organic, mental and cultural codes brought together
by the emerging discipline of biosemiotics.

The book's 18 chapters present a range of experimental evidence which
suggests that the genetic code was only the first in a long series of
organic codes, and that it has been the appearance of new codes - organic,
mental and cultural - that paved the way for the major transitions in the
history of life.

While the existence of many organic codes has been proposed since the
1980s, this volume represents the first multi-authored attempt to deal with
the range of codes relevant to life, and to reveal the ubiquitous role of
coding mechanisms in both organic and mental evolution. This creates the
conditions for a synthesis of biology and linguistics that finally
overcomes the old divide between nature and culture.

The book will appeal to all those interested in the origins and evolution
of life, including biologists (from molecular and cellular biologists to
evolutionary and developmental biologists), ecologists, anthropologists,
psychologists, philosophers of science, linguists, and researchers
interested in the history of science, the origins of life, artificial life
and intelligence, and information theory and communication technology.

Written for:
Biologists of all fields, ecologists, anthropologists, psychologists,
philosophers, linguists, researchers in the history of science, in the
origin of life, in artificial life and artificial intelligence, students of
information theory and communication technology

Keywords: Biosemiotics, Codes, Information, Meaning, Semiosis

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science

Written In: English (eng )

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http://linguistlist.org/get-book.html?BookID=32462


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