Jakob von Uexk ll

Author: Carlo Brentari
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9789401796880
Release Date: 2015-02-18
Genre: Philosophy

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.

Theoretical Biology Classic Reprint

Author: J. von Uexküll
Publisher: Forgotten Books
ISBN: 0365260894
Release Date: 2018-03-22
Genre: Psychology

Excerpt from Theoretical Biology The sole authority for a doctrine is not Nature, but the investigator, who has himself answered his own. Question. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Onto Ethologies

Author: Brett Buchanan
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780791477465
Release Date: 2008-10-22
Genre: Nature

Examines the significance of animal environments in contemporary continental thought.

Theories of life

Author: Wallace Arthur
Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics)
ISBN: 0140226990
Release Date: 1987
Genre: Science