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Shannon Boltzmann Darwin: Redefining Information Pt. 2

Abstract: A scientifically adequate theory of semiotic processes must ultimately be founded on a theory of information that can unify the physical, biological, cognitive, and computational uses of the concept. Unfortunately, no such unification exists, and more importantly, the causal status of informational

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Shannon Boltzmann Darwin: Redefining Information Pt. 1.

Abstract: A scientifically adequate theory of semiotic processes must ultimately be founded on a theory of information that can unify the physical, biological, cognitive, and computational uses of the concept. Unfortunately, no such unification exists, and more importantly, the causal status of informational

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Theses on Biosemiotics: Prolegomena to a Theoretical Biology

Abstract: Theses on the semiotic study of life as presented here provide a collectively formulated set of statements on what biology needs to be focused on in order to describe life as a process based on semiosis, or signaction. An aim of the biosemiotic approach

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Semiotics and Cybernetics: The relevance of C. S. Peirce

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Memes as Signs in the Dynamic Logic of Semiosis: Beyond Molecular Science and Computation Theory

Abstract: The concept of meme misidentifies units of cultural information as active agents, which is the same “shorthand” that misleads our understanding of genes and obscures the dynamic logic of evolution. But the meme concept does offer hope by contributing something missing from many

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Bateson’s Method: Double Description. What is it? How does it work? What do we learn?

Introduction: In his book Mind and Nature, Gregory Bateson presents a method of analysis that he believes is critical to sorting out some of the fundamental questions of biology. He argues that this method is largely unrecognized and underutilized, and yet it

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