Reviving the Living
  • Author : Yair Neuman
  • Release Date : 30 August 2011
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Genre : Science
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 13 : 0080560415

Reviving the Living Book Summary

Reviving the Living: Meaning Making in Living Systems presents a novel perspective that relates to current biological knowledge and issues. Written by polymath Dr. Yair Neuman, the book challenges the dogmas that frame our understanding of living systems and presents a radical alternative approach to understanding the world around us, one that avoids the pitfalls of non-scientific perspectives such as Vitalism and Creationism. In this thought provoking and iconoclastic manuscript, Neuman follows the footsteps of Gregory Bateson, Mikhail Bakhtin, Michael Polanyi and others, to suggest that living systems are meaning making systems. The book delves into the unique processes of meaning making that characterize organisms as a unique category of nature, and offers new and fascinating insights into a variety of enigmatic biological phenomena from immune memory to hidden life (cryptobiosis). It consists of four parts divided into 18 chapters and covers topics ranging from reductionism and its pitfalls to genetics; why organisms are irreducible; immunology; meaning making in language and biology; meaning-bridging the gap between physics and semantics; context and memory; and the poetry of living. Core concepts and themes are illustrated using examples based in current science. This text would be of high interest to biologists, philosophers, cognitive scientists, psychologists, and semioticians, as well as to any reflective individual who is willing to examine the realm of the living from a novel and fascinating perspective. * Presents a novel perspective that relates to current biological knowledge and issues * Poses thought provoking ideas for theoretical biologists, those studying philosophy of science and the mind, cognitive scientists, semioticians, and people involved with Artificial Intelligence. * Includes examples based in current science to illustrate core concepts and themes

Reviving the Living

Reviving the Living

Author : Yair Neuman
Publisher : Elsevier
Genre : Science
Total View : 2802 Views
File Size : 47,7 Mb
Get Book

Reviving the Living: Meaning Making in Living Systems presents a novel perspective that relates to current biological knowledge and issues. Written by polymath Dr. Yair Neuman, the book challenges the dogmas that frame our understanding of living systems and presents a radical alternative approach to understanding the world around us, ...

Junkware

Junkware

Author : Thierry Bardini
Publisher : U of Minnesota Press
Genre : Philosophy
Total View : 5098 Views
File Size : 50,9 Mb
Get Book

The essential junkiness of our culture and biology....

Unifying Themes in Complex Systems VII

Unifying Themes in Complex Systems VII

Author : Ali A. Minai,Dan Braha,Yaneer Bar-Yam
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Genre : Science
Total View : 7689 Views
File Size : 53,9 Mb
Get Book

The International Conference on Complex Systems (ICCS) creates a unique atmosphere for scientists of all fields, engineers, physicians, executives, and a host of other professionals to explore common themes and applications of complex system science. With this new volume, Unifying Themes in Complex Systems continues to build common ground between ...

The New Alchemists

The New Alchemists

Author : Mariano Bizzarri
Publisher : WIT Press
Genre : Science
Total View : 8839 Views
File Size : 49,8 Mb
Get Book

Fifteen years after the first genetically modified (GM) seeds and food, only four GM plants have achieved significant market positions: corn, cotton, rapeseed and soybeans. Most of the other new constructs have caused unsolved problems or are only at the project stage, demonstrating the complexity of the task facing biotech ...

Introduction to Computational Cultural Psychology

Introduction to Computational Cultural Psychology

Author : Yair Neuman
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Genre : Psychology
Total View : 1358 Views
File Size : 46,5 Mb
Get Book

Human psychology is deeply rooted in the culture in which people live. Introduction to Computational Cultural Psychology introduces a revolutionary approach for studying cultural psychology. Drawing on novel computational tools and in-depth case studies, Professor Yair Neuman offers thought-provoking answers to questions such as: how are thought and language deeply ...

International Handbook of Semiotics

International Handbook of Semiotics

Author : Peter Pericles Trifonas
Publisher : Springer
Genre : Philosophy
Total View : 9798 Views
File Size : 48,9 Mb
Get Book

This book provides an extensive overview and analysis of current work on semiotics that is being pursued globally in the areas of literature, the visual arts, cultural studies, media, the humanities, natural sciences and social sciences. Semiotics—also known as structuralism—is one of the major theoretical movements of the 20...

Essential Readings in Biosemiotics

Essential Readings in Biosemiotics

Author : Donald Favareau
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Genre : Science
Total View : 9127 Views
File Size : 41,8 Mb
Get Book

Synthesizing the findings from a wide range of disciplines – from biology and anthropology to philosophy and linguistics – the emerging field of Biosemiotics explores the highly complex phenomenon of sign processing in living systems. Seeking to advance a naturalistic understanding of the evolution and development of sign-dependent life processes, contemporary biosemiotic ...

Evolution 2 0

Evolution 2 0

Author : Perry Marshall
Publisher : BenBella Books, Inc.
Genre : Science
Total View : 6448 Views
File Size : 44,9 Mb
Get Book

In the ongoing debate about evolution, science and faith face off. But the truth is both sides are right and wrong. In one corner: Atheists like Richard Dawkins, Daniel Dennett, and Jerry Coyne. They insist evolution happens by blind random accident. Their devout adherence to Neo-Darwinism omits the latest science, ...