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Semiotics Uncovers an Order in the History of Philosophy

  • Kalevi Kull

    Kalevi Kull (b. 1952) is Professor of Biosemiotics and head of the Department of Semiotics, University of Tartu, Estonia. Research interests include the semiotic approach in biology, Umwelt theory, mechanisms of diversity, and theory and history of semiotics. Publications include Jakob von Uexküll: A Paradigm for Biology and Semiotics (2001), Towards a Semiotic Biology: Life is the Action of Signs (with Claus Emmeche, 2011), Biosemiotic Perspectives on Language and Linguistics (with Ekaterina Velmezova and Stephen Cowley, 2015), etc.

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From the journal Chinese Semiotic Studies

Abstract

This essay speaks briefly about the main argument of John Deely’s book Four Ages of Understanding (2001), pointing to the importance of dialogue between the physical sciences and the semiotic sciences and the centrality of this discussion in the postmodern era as defined by Deely. A bibliography of the reviews of the book is also provided.


Article note: Deely, John N.: Four Ages of Understanding: The First Postmodern Survey of Philosophy from Ancient Times to the Turn of the Twenty-First Century. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2001, pp. xxxii+1019, Hardback, ISBN: 9781442613010.


About the author

Kalevi Kull

Kalevi Kull (b. 1952) is Professor of Biosemiotics and head of the Department of Semiotics, University of Tartu, Estonia. Research interests include the semiotic approach in biology, Umwelt theory, mechanisms of diversity, and theory and history of semiotics. Publications include Jakob von Uexküll: A Paradigm for Biology and Semiotics (2001), Towards a Semiotic Biology: Life is the Action of Signs (with Claus Emmeche, 2011), Biosemiotic Perspectives on Language and Linguistics (with Ekaterina Velmezova and Stephen Cowley, 2015), etc.

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Published Online: 2016-8-18
Published in Print: 2016-8-1

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