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    The Juncture of Law and Morality in Prohibitions Against Torture.Rita Maran - 1990 - Journal of Value Inquiry 24 (4):285-300.
    The right to be secure from torture, a right that encompasses moral as well as legal strictures against the practice, is supported by increasingly stringent human rights instruments. In this essay, I have discussed the principal instruments and their place in the anti-torture field considered broadly. The phenomenon of these international instruments foreshadows an ever-widening range of legal initiatives against torture, and is emblematic of the increasing importance attached to respect for human life and human dignity. The diversity of international (...)
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    How Can the Study of the Humanities Inform the Study of Biosemiotics?Donald Favareau, Kalevi Kull, Gerald Ostdiek, Timo Maran, Louise Westling, Paul Cobley, Frederik Stjernfelt, Myrdene Anderson, Morten Tønnessen & Wendy Wheeler - 2017 - Biosemiotics 10 (1):9-31.
    This essay – a collection of contributions from 10 scholars working in the field of biosemiotics and the humanities – considers nature in culture. It frames this by asking the question ‘Why does biosemiotics need the humanities?’. Each author writes from the background of their own disciplinary perspective in order to throw light upon their interdisciplinary engagement with biosemiotics. We start with Donald Favareau, whose originary disciplinary home is ethnomethodology and linguistics, and then move on to Paul Cobley’s contribution on (...)
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    Ethical Implications of Co-Benefits Rationale Within Climate Change Mitigation Strateg.Vasconcellos Oliveira Rita & Thorseth May - 2016 - Etikk I Praksis- Nordic Journal of Applied Ethics:141-170.
    The climate change mitigation effort is being translated into several actions and discourses that make collateral benefits and their rationale increasingly relevant for sustainability, in such a way that they are now a constant part of the political agenda. Taking a broader and consensual perspective, co-benefits are considered here to be emerging advantages of implementing measures to lower greenhouse gases. Starting with the analysis of policy documents referring to two European urban transportation strategies, the emergent co-benefits are problematized and discussed (...)
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    Towards an Evolutionary Biosemiotics: Semiotic Selection and Semiotic Co-Option. [REVIEW]Timo Maran & Karel Kleisner - 2010 - Biosemiotics 3 (2):189-200.
    In biosemiotics, living beings are not conceived of as the passive result of anonymous selection pressures acted upon through the course of evolution. Rather, organisms are considered active participants that influence, shape and re-shape other organisms, the surrounding environment, and eventually also their own constitutional and functional integrity. The traditional Darwinian division between natural and sexual selection seems insufficient to encompass the richness of these processes, particularly in light of recent knowledge on communicational processes in the realm of life. Here, (...)
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    The Drivers of Responsible Investment: The Case of European Pension Funds. [REVIEW]Riikka Sievänen, Hannu Rita & Bert Scholtens - 2013 - Journal of Business Ethics 117 (1):137-151.
    We investigate what drives responsible investment of European pension funds. Pension funds are institutional investors who assure the income of part of the population for a long period of time. Increasingly, stakeholders hold pension funds accountable for the non-financial consequences of their investments and many funds have engaged in responsible investing. However, it appears that there is a wide difference between pension funds in this respect. We investigate what determines pension funds’ responsible investments on the basis of a survey of (...)
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    Semiotic Interpretations of Biological Mimicry.Timo Maran - 2007 - Semiotica 2007 (167):223-248.
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    Comprehending the Semiosis of Evolution.Alexei Sharov, Timo Maran & Morten Tønnessen - 2016 - Biosemiotics 9 (1):1-6.
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    Scaffolding and Mimicry: A Semiotic View of the Evolutionary Dynamics of Mimicry Systems.Timo Maran - 2015 - Biosemiotics 8 (2):211-222.
    The article discusses evolutionary aspects of mimicry from a semiotic viewpoint. The concept of semiotic scaffolding is used for this approach, and its relations with the concepts of exaptation and semiotic co-option are explained. Different dimensions of scaffolding are brought out as ontogenetic, evolutionary, physiological and cognitive. These dimensions allow for interpreting mimicry as a system that scaffolds itself. With the help of a number of mimicry cases, e.g. butterfly eyespots, brood parasitism, and plant mimesis, the evolutionary dynamics of mimicry (...)
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    Punishing the Innocent: Children of Incarcerated and Detained Parents.Manning Rita - 2011 - Criminal Justice Ethics 30 (3):267-287.
    About 2 million minor children in the U.S. have at least one parent incarcerated for criminal offenses. There are about 33,000 undocumented persons detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement in jails and federal detention centers around the country, and 79% of the minor children of these detainees are U.S. citizens. There are few government programs that measure and respond to the harm caused to these children by the incarceration and detention of their parents, and the negative effects on these children (...)
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    Becoming a Sign: The Mimic's Activity in Biological Mimicry.Timo Maran - 2011 - Biosemiotics 4 (2):243-257.
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    John Maynard Smith's Typology of Animal Signals.Timo Maran - 2009 - Sign Systems Studies 37 (3-4):477-495.
    Approaches to animal communication have for the most part been quite different in semiotics and evolutionary biology. In this context the writings of a leading evolutionary biologist who has also been attracted to semiotics — John Maynard Smith — are an interesting exception and object of study. The present article focuses on the use and adaptation of semiotic terminology in Maynard Smith’s works with reference to general theoretical premises both in semiotics and evolutionary biology. In developing a typology of animal (...)
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    Semiotic Modeling of Mimicry with Reference to Brood Parasitism.Timo Maran - 2010 - Sign Systems Studies 38 (1-4):349-376.
    Biological mimicry can be considered as having a double-layered structure: there is a layer of ecological relations between species and there is a layer of semiotic relations of the sign. The present article demonstrates the limitations of triadic models and typologies of mimicry, as well as their lack of correspondence to mimicry as it actually occurs in nature. It is argued that more dynamical semiotic tools are needed to describe mimicry in a theoretically coherent way that would at the same (...)
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    Mimicry.Timo Maran - 2001 - Sign Systems Studies 29 (1):325-338.
    Mimicry has been an important topic for biology since the rise of the Darwinian theory of evolution. However. by its very narure mimicry is a sign process and the quest for understanding mimicry in biology has intrinsically always been a semiotic quest. In this paper various theories since Henry W. Bates will be examined to show how the concept of mimicry has been shifted from perceptual resemblance to a particular communicative structure. A concept of mimicry will then be formulated which (...)
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    Mimesis as a Phenomenon of Semiotic Communication.Timo Maran - 2003 - Sign Systems Studies 31 (1):191-215.
    The concept of mimesis is not very often used in the contemporary semiotic dialogue. This article introduces several views on this concept, and on the basis of these, mimesis is comprehended as a phenomenon of communication. By highlighting different semantic dimensions of the concept, mimesis is seen as being composed of phases of communication and as such, it is connected with imitation, representation, iconicity and other semiotic concepts.
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    Mimees kui semiootilise kommunikatsiooni nähtus. Kokkuvõte.Timo Maran - 2003 - Sign Systems Studies 31 (1):215-215.
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    Journals of Semiotics in the World.Kalevi Kull & Timo Maran - 2013 - Sign Systems Studies 41 (1):140-145.
    Hereby we provide a list of all semiotic journals currently published in the world, which includes 53 titles. From among these, 42 are printed on paper (among them six international journals on general semiotics, 16 journals specializing in some branch of semiotics, and 20 regional semiotics journals), while 11 appearonly as electronic publications. All in all, these journals publish articles in 16 languages.
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    Towards an Integrated Methodology of Ecosemiotics.Timo Maran - 2007 - Sign Systems Studies 35 (1-2):269-293.
    The aim of the article is to elaborate ecosemiotics towards practical methodology of analysis. For that, the article first discusses the relation between meaning and context seen as a possibility for an ecological view immanent in semiotics. Then various perspectives in ecosemiotics are analyzed by describing biological and cultural ecosemiotics and critically reading the ecosemiotic works of W. Nöth and K. Kull. Emphasizes is laid on the need to integrate these approaches so that the resulting synthesis would both take into (...)
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    From Specificity to Sensitivity: Affective States Modulate Visual Working Memory for Emotional Expressive Faces.Thomas Maran, Pierre Sachse & Marco Furtner - 2015 - Frontiers in Psychology 6.
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    Enchantment of the Past and Semiocide. Remembering Ivar Puura.Timo Maran - 2013 - Sign Systems Studies 41 (1):146-149.
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    A Text Mining-Based Review of Cause-Related Marketing Literature.João Guerreiro, Paulo Rita & Duarte Trigueiros - forthcoming - Journal of Business Ethics.
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    Jakob von Uexküll Centre, Since 1993.Riin Magnus, Timo Maran & Kalevi Kull - 2004 - Sign Systems Studies 32 (1-2):375-378.
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    [Book Review] Ben & Jerry's Double-Dip, Lead with Your Values and Make Money, Too. [REVIEW]Ben Cohen, Jerry Greenfield & Meredith Maran - 1998 - Business Ethics Quarterly 8:187-189.
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    Mimikri semiootiline modelleerimine viitega pesaparasitismile. Kokkuvõte.Timo Maran - 2010 - Sign Systems Studies 38 (1-4):377-377.
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    Типология сигналов животных джона мейнарда смита с семиотической точки зрения. Резюме.Timo Maran - 2009 - Sign Systems Studies 37 (3-4):496-496.
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    Mimikri.Timo Maran - 2001 - Sign Systems Studies 29 (1):339-339.
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    К проблеме синтеза методологии экосемиотики.Timo Maran - 2007 - Sign Systems Studies 35 (1-2):293-294.
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    Introduction.Timo Maran & Ester Võsu - 2010 - Sign Systems Studies 38 (1-4):9-17.
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    Why Was Thomas A. Sebeok Not a Cognitive Ethologist? From “Animal Mind” to “Semiotic Self”.Timo Maran - 2010 - Biosemiotics 3 (3):315-329.
    In the current debates about zoosemiotics its relations with the neighbouring disciplines are a relevant topic. The present article aims to analyse the complex relations between zoosemiotics and cognitive ethology with special attention to their establishers: Thomas A. Sebeok and Donald R. Griffin. It is argued that zoosemiotics and cognitive ethology have common roots in comparative studies of animal communication in the early 1960s. For supporting this claim Sebeok’s works are analysed, the classical and philosophical periods of his zoosemiotic views (...)
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    John Maynard Smithi loomasignaalide tüpoloogia semiootilisest vaatenurgast. Kokkuvõte.Timo Maran - 2009 - Sign Systems Studies 37 (3-4):497-497.
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    Maailma semiootikaajakirjad. Kokkuvõte.Kalevi Kull & Timo Maran - 2013 - Sign Systems Studies 41 (1):145-145.
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    Семиотическое моделирование мимикрии на примере гнездового паразитизма. Резюме.Timo Maran - 2010 - Sign Systems Studies 38 (1-4):376-377.
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    Editors' Comment.Kalevi Kull, Kati Lindström, Mihhail Lotman, Timo Maran & Silvi Salupere - 2011 - Sign Systems Studies 39 (2-4):9-11.
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    Ökosemiootika metodoloogia sünteesi poole.Timo Maran - 2007 - Sign Systems Studies 35 (1-2):294-294.
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    Die deutschen Ausgrabungen auf der Pevkakia-Magula in Thessalien. III. Die mittlere Bronzezeit.Carol Zerner & J. Maran - 1994 - Journal of Hellenic Studies 114:218.
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    Production of Subject-Verb Agreement, Tense, Mood, and Negation in Italian Agrammatic Aphasia.Fyndanis Valantis, Semenza Carlo, Capasso Rita, Gandolfi Marialuisa, De Pellegrin Serena, Arcara Giorgio, Burgio Francesca, Maculan Anna, Smania Nicola & Miceli Gabriele - 2015 - Frontiers in Psychology 6.
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    Organisms Reshape Sign Relations.Alexei Sharov, Timo Maran & Morten Tønnessen - 2015 - Biosemiotics 8 (3):361-365.
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    Emergence of the “Howling Foxes”: A Semiotic Analysis of Initial Interpretations of the Golden Jackal in Estonia.Timo Maran - 2015 - Biosemiotics 8 (3):463-482.
    The article attempts to bridge semiotics with species conservation and management. Biosemiotic and cultural semiotic methodology is applied in the analysis of a case study – the early occurrence of the golden jackal in Estonia. Nine semi-structured interviews were carried out with the local inhabitants of the Matsalu region, professional zoologists and environmental officials who were involved in the golden jackals’ discourse. The interviews were analyzed for interactions between golden jackals and humans, expected ecological effects of golden jackals, communication between (...)
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    Dimensions of Zoosemiotics: Introduction.Timo Maran - 2014 - Semiotica 2014 (198):1-10.
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    Towards Synthesis of Biology and Semiotics.Alexei Sharov, Timo Maran & Morten Tønnessen - 2015 - Biosemiotics 8 (1):1-7.
    The journal Biosemiotics was envisioned by its founding editor, Marcello Barbieri, as a major periodical for interdisciplinary papers that integrate biology and semiotics. Since 2008 the journal has published 21 issues, including special issues on crucial problems such as the semiotics of perception, origins of mind, code biology, biohermeneutics, biosemiotic analysis of information and chance. The impact factor of the journal does not fully describe the significance of this journal, because the discipline of biosemiotics is young and remains in its (...)
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    Gardens and Gardening: An Ecosemiotic View.Timo Maran - 2004 - Semiotica 2004 (150).
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  41. The Neural Bases of Orthographic Working Memory.Rapp Brenda, Purcell Jeremy, Capasso Rita & Miceli Gabriele - 2014 - Frontiers in Psychology 5.
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  42. A Note on the Semiotics of Biological Mimicry.Timo Maran - 1999 - Σημιοτκή-Sign Systems Studies 1:139-147.
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  43. Immigration and the Right to Health Care.Manning Rita - 2014 - In Gordon Teays (ed.), Global Bioethics and Human Rights. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. pp. 131-147.
    There are now over 1.1 million people overseen by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), with about 33,000 detained in jails and federal detention centers around the country at any particular time. The average detention time is two months, but some are detained for much longer periods. Since its inception, one hundred and twenty one deaths and countless cases of medical neglect have occurred. Given its secrecy, and lack of accountability and oversight, it is not clear how many of these deaths (...)
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  44. Aprehensión de la Historia de la Filosofía Con Sentido Ético-Cultural: Su Concreción En El Pensamiento Cubano Electivo.Buch Sánchez & M. Rita - 2011 - Editorial de Ciencias Sociales.
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  45. Crossing Color Transcultural Space and Place in Rita Dove's Poetry, Fiction, and Drama.Therese Steffen - 2001
     
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  46. Looking for Marshall Mcluhan in Afghanistan: Iprobes and Hipstamatic Iphone Photographs by Rita Leistner.Rita Leistner - 2014 - Intellect.
     
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  47. Hoe populistisch zijn Geert Wilders en Rita Verdonk?Koen Vossen - 2009 - Res Publica (Misc) 51:437-465.
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    Horacio Gabriel Velasco-Suárez and Rita Zungri de Velasco-Suárez.Dr Dermot Quinn - 2011 - The Chesterton Review 37 (3/4):694-696.
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    A Garland of Feminist Reflections: Forty Years of Religious Exploration by Rita M. Gross (Review).Jan Willis - 2013 - Buddhist-Christian Studies 33 (1):222-226.
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    Human Rights and the Unborn Child by Rita Joseph.Susan Yoshihara - 2011 - The National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly 11 (3):589-592.
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