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Code biology: A bird’s-eye view
Code biology: A bird’s-eye view

Author(s): Marcello Barbieri
Subject(s): Semiotics / Semiology, Semiology, Sociobiology
Keywords: semiotics; biosemiotics; biology;

Summary/Abstract: Biosemiotics is the synthesis of biology and semiotics and its founder, Thomas Sebeok, was a student and a strong supporter of Charles Peirce, which explains why biosemiotics has been, since the beginning, a field firmly based on Peircean semiotics and Peircean philosophy. In the history of biosemiotics, however, there has been a brief period – between 2004 and 2012 – when a serious attempt was made to build an ‘extended biosemiotics’, one that was not confined into the straitjacket of the Peircean approach. Eventually, however, that attempt was officially rejected by the majority of the biosemioticians, and the result was that in 2012 a small group of people broke away from biosemiotics and founded the new research field of code biology.

  • Issue Year: 2020
  • Issue No: 20
  • Page Range: 72-91
  • Page Count: 20
  • Language: English