, Volume 12, Issue 2, pp 195–196 | Cite as

Meeting Report: the 18th Annual Biosemiotics Gathering at the University of California, Berkeley

  • Yogi Hale HendlinEmail author

June 17–20, 2018, from dozens of countries, biosemioticians converged in the International House auditorium on the University of California, Berkeley campus to discuss the state of the art of the discipline at the Eighteenth Annual Biosemiotics Gathering. This Gathering was organized by Terrence Deacon and myself, under the auspices of the International Society for Biosemiotic Studies. The syncretic gathering, like the discipline itself, brought together scholars in natural science, social science, and the humanities, to further develop, like signs themselves esse in futuro, what Danish chemist and ur-biosemiotian Jesper Hoffmeyer calls “the life of signs, and the signs of life.” As promised, this Gathering not only examined the hermeneutics of biological communication, serving also as an interpretive companion to the findings of the Extended Evolutionary Synthesis, but this year pushed biosemiotics once again to address those primordial questions What is life? and Is semiosis...


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Erasmus School of Philosophy, Core Faculty, Dynamics of Inclusive Prosperity InitiativeErasmus University RotterdamRotterdamNetherlands
  2. 2.Environmental Health InitiativeUniversity of California, San FranciscoSan FranciscoUSA

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