Peirce and Biosemiotics

A Guess at the Riddle of Life

  • Vinicius Romanini
  • Eliseo Fernández

Part of the Biosemiotics book series (BSEM, volume 11)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Vinicius Romanini, Eliseo Fernández
    Pages 1-8
  3. Nathan Houser
    Pages 9-32
  4. Menno Hulswit, Vinicius Romanini
    Pages 95-126
  5. Lauro Frederico Barbosa da Silveira, Maria Eunice Quilici Gonzalez
    Pages 151-169
  6. John Collier
    Pages 183-197
  7. João Queiroz, Frederik Stjernfelt, Charbel Niño El-Hani
    Pages 199-213
  8. Vinicius Romanini
    Pages 215-239
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 241-248

About this book


This volume discusses the importance of Peirce´s philosophy and theory of signs to the development of Biosemiotics, the science that studies the deep interrelation between meaning and life. Peirce considered semeiotic as a general logic part of a complex architectonic philosophy that includes mathematics, phenomenology and a theory of reality. The authors are Peirce scholars, biologists, philosophers and semioticians united by an interdisciplinary endeavor to understand the mysteries of the origin of life ands its related phenomena such as consciousness, perception, representation and communication.


Biosemiotics Peirce Philosophy of Biology Semiosis Semiotics

Editors and affiliations

  • Vinicius Romanini
    • 1
  • Eliseo Fernández
    • 2
  1. 1.Escola de Comunicações e ArtesUniversity of São PauloSão PauloBrazil
  2. 2.Linda Hall Library of Science & Techn.Kansas CityUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-94-007-7731-6
  • Online ISBN 978-94-007-7732-3
  • Series Print ISSN 1875-4651
  • Series Online ISSN 1875-466X
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