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    The Biosemiotic Glossary Project: Umwelt.Morten Tønnessen, Riin Magnus & Carlo Brentari - 2016 - Biosemiotics 9 (1):129-149.
    This is the second article in a series of review articles addressing biosemiotic terminology. The biosemiotic glossary project is designed to integrate views of members within the biosemiotic community based on a standard survey and related publications. The methodology section describes the format of the survey conducted July–August 2014 in preparation of the current review and targeted on Jakob von Uexküll’s term ‘Umwelt’. Next, we summarize denotation, synonyms and antonyms, with special emphasis on the denotation of this term in (...)
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    Umwelt Transitions: Uexküll and Environmental Change. [REVIEW]Morten Tønnessen - 2009 - Biosemiotics 2 (1):47-64.
    What role does environmental change play in Jakob von Uexküll’s thought? And what role can it play in a up-to-date Uexküllian framework? Admittedly, in hindsight it appears that the Umwelt theory suffers from its reliance on Uexküll’s false premise that the environment (including its mixture of species) is generally stable. In this article, the Umwelt theory of Uexküll is reviewed in light of modern findings related to environmental change, especially from macroevolution. Uexküll’s thought is interpreted as a distinctive (...)
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  3. Biological Roots of Musical Epistemology: Functional Cycles, Umwelt, and Enactive Listening.Mark Reybrouck - 2001 - Semiotica 2001 (134):599-633.
    This article argues for an epistemology of music, stating that dealing with music can be considered as a process of knowledge acquisition. What really matters is not the representation of an ontological musical reality, but the generation of music knowledge as a tool for adaptation to the sonic world. Three major positions are brought together: the epistemological claims of Jean Piaget, the biological methodology of Jakob von Uexküll, and the constructivistic conceptions of Ernst von Glasersfeld, each ingstress the role of (...)
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    Umwelt or Umwelten? How Should Shared Representation Be Understood Given Such Diversity?Colin Allen - 2014 - Semiotica 2014 (198):137-158.
    It is a truism among ethologists that one must not forget that animals perceive and represent the world differently from humans. Sometimes this caution is phrased in terms of von Uexküll’s Umwelt concept. Yet it seems possible (perhaps even unavoidable) to adopt a common ontological framework when comparing different species of mind. For some purposes it seems sufficient to ­anchor comparative cognition in common-sense categories; bats echolocate insects (or a subset of them) after all. But for other purposes it (...)
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    Creating the Umwelt: From Chance to Choice.S. N. Salthe - 2014 - Biosemiotics 7 (3):351-359.
    Individual semiotic systems interpreting their environment are not well understood from the externalist approach typical of the scientific method. Science constructs probabilities describing large populations of systems, not individuals. The Umwelt, as the individually experienced/created aspects of the habitat aspect of its population’s ecological niche, is given an internalist understanding within the framework of the compositional hierarchy. Vagueness is an important aspect of the internalist condition. It is selectively reduced momentarily by creative choices that can have a Peircean semiotic (...)
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    The Concept of Umwelt Overlap and its Application to Cooperative Action in Multi-Agent Systems.Maria Isabel Aldinhas Ferreira & Miguel Gama Caldas - 2013 - Biosemiotics 6 (3):497-514.
    The present paper stems from the biosemiotic modelling of individual artificial cognition proposed by Ferreira and Caldas (2012) but goes further by introducing the concept of Umwelt Overlap. The introduction of this concept is of fundamental importance making the present model closer to natural cognition. In fact cognition can only be viewed as a purely individual phenomenon for analytical purposes. In nature it always involves the crisscrossing of the spheres of action of those sharing the same environmental bubble. Plus, (...)
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    “Darwin Und Die Englische Moral”: The Moral Consequences of Uexküll’s Umwelt Theory. [REVIEW]Jonathan Beever & Morten Tønnessen - 2013 - Biosemiotics 6 (3):437-447.
    Uexküll’s 1917 critique of what he calls the “English morality”, written during World War I, points the contemporary reader toward important implications of the translation of descriptive scientific models to normative ethical theories. A key figure motivating biosemiotics, Uexküll presents here a darker side: one where his Umwelt theory seems to motivate a bio-cultural hierarchy of value and worth, where some human beings are worth more than others precisely because of the constraints of their Umwelten. The first English translation (...)
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    Truth, Time, and the Extended Umwelt Principle: Conceptual Limits and Methodological Constraints.Christian Steineck - 2010 - In Jo Alyson Parker, Paul Harris, Christian Steineck & Raji C. Steineck (eds.), Time: Limits and Constraints. Leiden / Boston: Brill. pp. 350-365.
    This chapter approaches the hierarchical theory of time from a philosophical point of view. It is based on a critical reading of Fraser's work through Neo-Kantian eyes. The chapter reflects upon the methodological constraints that apply to a natural philosophy of time. At the same time, it attempts to resolve some tensions between this theory's content and its epistemological and ontological foundations as stated by Fraser himself. The chapter begins with a discussion on the essential characteristics of the Neo-Kantian point (...)
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    Architektur im Gebrauch. Gebaute Umwelt als Lebenswelt.Sabine Ammon, Christoph Baumberger, Christine Neubert & Constanze Petrow - 2018 - Berlin, Germany: Universitätsverlag der TU Berlin.
    Der Tagungsband versammelt Beiträge des 2. Forums Architekturwissenschaft zum Thema Architektur im Gebrauch, das vom 25. bis 27. November 2015 im Schader-Forum in Darmstadt stattfand. Die Beiträge nähern sich dem Thema grundlegend in zwei Perspektiven. Zum einen interessiert die lebensweltliche Verankerung von Architektur: die Gebrauchserfahrungen und die vielfältigen Weisen, in denen das Gebaute im Alltag jedes Menschen in Erscheinung tritt. Zum anderen werden die Vorstellungen vom Gebrauch in Prozessen des Planens und Bauens untersucht. Dabei treten unweigerlich auch Spannungsverhältnisse auf - (...)
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  10. Does a Robot Have an Umwelt?Claus Emmeche - unknown
    It is argued that the notion of Umwelt is relevant for contemporary discussions within theoretical biology, biosemiotics, the study of Artificial Life, Autonomous Systems Research and philosophy of biology. Focus is put on the question of whether an artificial creature can have a phenomenal world in the sense of the Umwelt notion of Jakob von Uexküll, one of the founding figures of biosemiotics. Rather than vitalism, Uexküll's position can be interpreted as a version of qualitative organicism. A historical (...)
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  11. Axiomatizing Umwelt Normativity.Marc Champagne - 2011 - Sign Systems Studies 39 (1):9-59.
    Prompted by the thesis that an organism’s umwelt possesses not just a descriptive dimension, but a normative one as well, some have sought to annex semiotics with ethics. Yet the pronouncements made in this vein have consisted mainly in rehearsing accepted moral intuitions, and have failed to concretely further our knowledge of why or how a creature comes to order objects in its environment in accordance with axiological charges of value or disvalue. For want of a more explicit account, (...)
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    From Umwelt to Soundtope: An Epistemological Essay on Cognitive Ecology. [REVIEW]Almo Farina & Nadia Pieretti - 2014 - Biosemiotics 7 (1):1-10.
    Capturing information means for every organism acquiring knowledge about the living and not living objects that exist in its surroundings. In this way, the “historical” concept of Umwelt, as a subjective surrounding has been recently integrated in the theory of landscape ecology where a landscape is not only a geographical entity but also a cognitive medium. The landscape may be considered a semiotic context used by the organisms to locate resources heterogeneously distributed in space and time. In particular, inside (...)
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    The Ontogeny of the Embryonic, Foetal and Infant Human Umwelt.Morten Tønnessen - 2014 - Sign Systems Studies 42 (2-3):281.
    This article, which envelops a case study and development of umwelt theory, addresses four research questions: At what point does the human umweltemerge? What umwelt transitions can be identified in the ontogenesis of the early human umwelt? What is characteristic of the umwelt trajectory of human embryos/foetuses/infants? How are umwelt objects established/crystallized/fixated in the human umwelt?The early human umwelt is characterized by rapid change, radical transformations, and gradual establishment of the first and most (...)
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    Semiotics and Jakob von Uexküll’s Concept of Umwelt.John Deely - 2004 - Sign Systems Studies 32 (1/2):11-33.
    Semiotics, the body of knowledge developed by study of the action of signs, like every living discipline, depends upon a community of inquirers united through the recognition and adoption of basic principles which establish the ground-concepts and guide-concepts for their ongoing research. These principles, in turn, come to be recognized in the first place through the work of pioneers in the field, workers commonly unrecognized or not fully recognized in their own day, but whose work later becomes foundational as the (...)
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    Umwelt Ethics.Morten Tønnessen - 2003 - Sign Systems Studies 31 (1):281-299.
    In this paper I will sketch an Umwelt ethics, i.e., an ethics that rests heavily on fundamental features of Jakob von Uexküll’s Umwelt theory. In the course of an interpretation of the Umwelt theory, a number of concepts are introduced. These include ontological niche, common-Umwelt, total Umwelt and bio-ontological monad. I then present an Uexküllian reading of the deep ecology platform. It is suggested that loss of biodiversity, considered as a physio-phenomenal entity, is the most (...)
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    Du milieu à l'Umwelt : enjeux d'un changement terminologique.Wolf Feuerhahn - 2009 - Revue Philosophique de la France Et de l'Etranger 134 (4):419.
    Le concept d' Umwelt est souvent considéré comme l'équivalent allemand du concept français de « milieu ». En revenant sur l' apparition du concept scientifique d' Umwelt au début du XXe siècle, nous souhaitons mettre en évidence sa genèse polémique et le fait qu'il est, contre toute attente, le résultat d'un rejet du concept de milieu. Pour le géographe F. Ratzel et le biologiste J. von Uexküll, ce concept était en effet indissociable de la théorie de Taine. Beaucoup (...)
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    Umwelt and Semiosphere.Mihhail Lotman - 2002 - Sign Systems Studies 30 (1):33-39.
    In the paper an attempt is made to treat the basic concepts of biosemiotics and semiotics of culture in a wide intellectual context. The three leading paradigms of the current intellectual discourse are distinguished, which could be conventionally designated as “classical”, “modern” and “postmodern”: Peirce’s semiosis stands for the classical, Umwelt for the modern and semiosphere for the postmodern semiotic space.
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    The Role of Umwelt in Husserl’s Aufbau and Abbau of the Natur/Geist Distinction.Adam Konopka - 2009 - Human Studies 32 (3):313 - 333.
    In this essay I argue that Husserl’s development of the nineteenth century Natur/Geist distinction is grounded in the intentional correlate between the pre-theoretical natural attitude and environing world ( Umwelt ). By reconsidering the Natur/Geist distinction through its historical context in the nineteenth century debate between Wilhelm Dilthey and the Neo-Kantians from the Baden or Southwest school, it is possible to understand more clearly Husserl’s appropriations and novel contributions. One of Husserl’s contributions lies in his rigorous thematization and clarification (...)
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    Umwelt and Ape Language Experiments: On the Role of Iconicity in the Human-Ape Pidgin Language.Mirko Cerrone - 2018 - Biosemiotics 11 (1):41-63.
    Several language experiments have been carried out on apes and other animals aiming to narrow down the presumed qualitative gap that separates humans from other animals. These experiments, however, have been driven by the understanding of language as a purely symbolic sign system, often connected to a profound disinterest for language use in real situations and a propensity to perceive grammatical and syntactic information as the only fundamental aspects of human language. For these reasons, the language taught to apes tends (...)
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    Conway's Game of Life and the Ecosystem Represented by Uexküll's Concept of Umwelt.Solomon Marcus - 2001 - Sign Systems Studies 29 (1):63-69.
    Inspired by a mathematical ecology of thearre (M. Dinu) and the eco-grammar systems (E. Csuhaj-Varju et al.), this paper gives a brief analysis of simple cellular automata games in order to demonstrate their primary semiotic features. In particular, the behaviour of configurations in Conway's game of life is compared to several general features of Uexküll's concept of Umwelt. It is concluded that ecological processes have a fundamental semiotic dimension.
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    Animal and Human “Umwelt” ––Continuities and Discontinuities.Spyridon Koutroufinis - 2016 - Balkan Journal of Philosophy 8 (1):49-54.
    Cassirer’s philosophy of symbols is applied to Uexküll’s concept of “Umwelt”. I argue that the vast domain of human symbolism extends the human Umwelt far beyond the Umwelts of animal species. We humans live and act in many intersecting symbolic worlds, one of the most important of which is our ethical Umwelt. I claim that against the background of ecological disaster and the uncontrolled accelerating incursion of our financial institutions and biotechnological industry into planetary ecology, the term (...)
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    Axiomatizing Umwelt Normativity.Marc Champagne - 2011 - Sign Systems Studies 39 (1):9-58.
    Prompted by the thesis that an organism’s umwelt possesses not just a descriptive dimension, but a normative one as well, some have sought to annexsemiotics with ethics. Yet the pronouncements made in this vein have consisted mainly in rehearsing accepted moral intuitions, and have failed to concretely further our knowledge of why or how a creature comes to order objects in its environment in accordance with axiological charges of value or disvalue. For want of a more explicit account, theorists (...)
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    Semiosis and the Umwelt of a Robot.Does A. Robot Have an Umwelt - 2001 - Semiotica 134 (1/4):695-699.
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  24. Unscharfe Grenzen im Umwelt- und Technikrecht.Geert Keil & Ralf Poscher (eds.) - 2012 - Nomos.
    Die Beiträge dieses Bandes untersuchen die Logik schwieriger Grenzziehungen im Umwelt- und Technikrecht aus juristischer, philosophischer, sozial- und ingenieurswissenschaftlicher Perspektive. Sie sind aus der interdisziplinären Tagung "Unscharfe Grenzen im Umwelt- und Technikrecht" hervorgegangen, die im März 2011 an der RWTH Aachen stattgefunden hat.
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    Umwelt.John Deely - 2001 - Semiotica 2001 (134).
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    The New Concept of Umwelt: A Link Between Science and the Humanities.Jakob von Uexküll - 2001 - Semiotica 2001 (134).
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    Umwelt trajectories.Morten Tønnessen - 2014 - Semiotica 2014 (198):159-180.
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    The Unwitting Muse: Jakob von Uexkülls Theory of Umwelt and Twentieth-Century Literature.Malte Herwig - 2001 - Semiotica 2001 (134).
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  29. On Semiosis, Umwelt, and Semiosphere.Kalevi Kull - 1998 - Semiotica 120 (3-4):299-310.
     
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    Does a Robot Have an Umwelt? Reflections on the Qualitative Biosemiotics of Jakob von Uexküll.Claus Emmeche - 2001 - Semiotica 2001 (134):653-693.
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    Umwelt-Theory and Pragmatism.Alexei Sharov - 2001 - Semiotica 2001 (134).
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    Brains in Scanners: An Umwelt of Cognitive Neuroscience.Andreas Roepstorff - 2001 - Semiotica 2001 (134).
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    The AnthropoceneDas Anthropozän. Eine Herausforderung für die Geschichte der Wissenschaften, Technik und Umwelt.Helmuth Trischler - 2016 - NTM Zeitschrift für Geschichte der Wissenschaften, Technik und Medizin 24 (3):309-335.
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    Günther-Dietz Sontheimer: Birobā, Mhaskobā und Khaṇḍobā. Ursprung, Geschichte und Umwelt von pastoralen Gottheiten in Mahārāṣṭra. , Franz Steiner Verlag Wiesbaden 1976, VIII, 279 pp. 1 Faltkarte, XVI Abb.-Tfln. [REVIEW]Monika Thiel-Horstmann - 1979 - Zeitschrift für Religions- Und Geistesgeschichte 31 (3):298-299.
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  35. Multiresolutional Umwelt: Toward a Semiotics of Neurocontrol.Alex Meystel - 1998 - Semiotica 120 (3-4):343-380.
     
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    Semiotic Entanglement: The Concepts of Environment, Umwelt, and Lebenswelt in Semiotic Perspective.John Deely - 2014 - Semiotica 2014 (199):7-42.
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    Umwelt, Milieu(X), and Environment: A Survey of Cross-Cultural Concept Mutations.Jui-Pi Chien - 2007 - Semiotica 2007 (167):65-89.
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    Invisible Worlds, Visible: Uexküll's Umwelt, Film, and Film Theory.Inga Pollmann - 2013 - Critical Inquiry 39 (4):777-816.
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    Subject Umwelt Society: The Triad of Living Beings.Yoshimi Kawade - 2001 - Semiotica 2001 (134):815-828.
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    An Introduction to Umwelt.Jakob von Uexküll - 2001 - Semiotica 2001 (134).
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  41. Der Umwelt zuliebe, Mehr Wissen kann weitere Schaden verhindern helfen.J. Westerbarkey - 1990 - Cogito 2:14-18.
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    Semiosis and the Umwelt of a Robot.Winfried Nöth - 2001 - Semiotica 2001 (134).
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    Distinctly Human Umwelt?Floyd Merrell - 2001 - Semiotica 2001 (134).
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    Qualia E Umwelt.Arthur Araújo - 2010 - Revista de Filosofia Aurora 22 (30):41.
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    The Extended Umwelt Principle: Uexküll and the Nature of Time.J. T. Fraser - 2001 - Semiotica 2001 (134).
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    From Umwelt to Mitwelt: Natural Laws Versus Rule-Governed Sign-Mediated Interactions.Guenther Witzany - 2006 - Semiotica 2006 (158):425-438.
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    Pastoral Care and Gays Against the Background of Same-Sex Relationships in the Umwelt of the New Testament.Yolanda Dreyer - 2008 - Hts Theological Studies 64 (2):739-765.
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    Umwelt, Lebenswelt_ and _Dasein Seen Through the Lens of a Subjective Experience of Reality.Zdzisław Wąsik - 2018 - Sign Systems Studies 46 (1):126.
    Departing from estimations of existential universes of animals and humans, this paper observes a number of views on the subjective experience, or modelling systems of reality, developed in the philosophy of nature and culture. The first part examines how the semantic relationships of nonhuman and human organisms with their environments are outlined in phenomenology as a study of individual experience from a subject-oriented perspective. Respectively, animals are admitted to have meaningful relations with actual things in observable reality through an outward (...)
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    Wissen Und Umwelt in der „Partizipatorischen Diktatur“Knowledge and Environment in the “Participatory Dictatorship”.Christian Möller - 2018 - NTM Zeitschrift für Geschichte der Wissenschaften, Technik und Medizin 26 (4):367-403.
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    Storyworld/Umwelt: Nonhuman Experiences in Graphic Narratives.David Herman - 2011 - Substance 40 (1):156-181.
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