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Professor in the semiotics of information, cognition and commmunication science, Department of International Business Communication, Copenhagen Business School, Dalgas Have 15, 2000 Frederiksberg, Denmark, room no.  2Ø.042

Telephone office +45 38153132,  Cell: +45 28494162. Home pages: and  

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Brier’s freely accessible books and papers on the web 2010


Brier, S. (2008): Cybersemiotics: why information is not enough! : a trans-disciplinary approach to information, cognition and communication studies, through an integration of Niklas Luhmann’s communication theory with C.S. Peirce’s semiotics, Toronto studies in semiotics and communication, University of Toronto Press, 2008, 477 pp.


Brier, S. (1992): “Information and Conscious­ness: A Critique of the Mechanistic foundation of the Concept of In­formation” in Cybernetics & Human Knowing, Vol.1, no. 2/3, pp 71- 94.

Brier, S. (1993): “A Cybernetic and Semiotic View on a Galilean Theory of Psychology“, Cybernetics  Human Knowing Vol. 2 no. 2 1993,

Brier, S. (1995): “Cyber-Semiotics: On autopoiesis, code-duality and sign games in bio-semiotics” in Cybernetics & Human Knowing, Vol. 3, no. 1.

Brier, S. (2003/2002): “Luhmann Semiotized” p. 13 -23 J. of Sociocybernetics 2003/2002 3 (2)

Brier, S.  (2003): “Information seen as part of the development of living intelligence: the five leveled Cybersemiotic framework for FIS”. Entropy: 2003, 5, 88-99.

Brier, S. (2003): “The Cybersemiotic model of communication: An evolutionary view on the threshold between semiosis and informational exchangeTripleC 1(1): 71-94.

Brier, S (2004) “Cybersemiotics and the problems of the information-processing paradigm as a candidate for a unified science of information behind library information science“,  Library Trends Wntr, 2004

Brier, S. (2006): “The foundation of LIS in information science and semiotics”, Libreas: Library Ideas 1

Brier, S. (2006) Cybersemiotics Why information is not enough!  See also English summary of book.

Brier, S. (2008):“A Paradigm for Biosemiotics”, Signs  2008, pp. 30-81.

Brier, S. (2008). A Peircean Panentheist Scientific Mysticism.  International Journal of Transpersonal Studies; vol. 27, p. 20-45. See also here.

Brier, S. (2009). “Levels of Cybersemiotics: Possible Ontologies of signification”, Cognitive Semiotics, Issue 4 (Spring 2009), pp. 28-62.

Brier, S. (2010): Cybersemiotic Pragmaticism and Constructivism, Constructivist Foundations 5(1): 19-39.

Brier, S. (2011c): Cybersemiotics, in Glossarium-BITri : (peer reviewed article).

Brier, S. (2011d): Cybersemiotics: An Evolutionary World View Going Beyond Entropy and Information into the Question of Meaning, in Wheeler, W. (ed.) Biosemiotics: Nature/Culture/Science/Semiosis. JISC , Open Humanities Press. ( a repacked publication of a published paper as chapter in an e-book)

Brier, S. (2011): “Cybersemiotics:  A New Foundation for Transdisciplinary Theory of Information, Cognition, Meaning, Communication and ConsciousnessSigns, vol. 5 (2011): pp. 75-120.

Brier, S. (2013): “Cybersemiotics: A New Foundation for Transdisciplinary Theory of Information, Cognition, Meaningful Communication and the Interaction Between Nature and Culture“, INTEGRAL REVIEW ,June 2013, Vol. 9, No. 2


OLTEANU, ALIN, Roehampton University

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Bionote. I am research facilitator at the University of Roehampton. I hold a PhD in Semiotics as foundation for Education and a MA in Cognitive Semiotics. My research focuses on the application of Peirce’s semiotics in education. As such, the main topics that I approach are the role of Icons in learning, the teacher-student relation as an agapic relation (a relation founded of self-denying love), the phenomenon of learning as an evolution of signification, the history of semiotics and the history of philosophy of education.


Olteanu, A. (2014). The semiosic evolution of education. Journal of Philosophy of Education, Volume 48, Number 3, 457-473.



Joel Parthemore
Dept. of Cognitive Neuroscience and Philosophy
School of Biological Sciences
University of Skövde
Box 408
54128 Skövde

Joel Parthemore is a philosopher of mind, a cognitive semiotician, and a cognitive scientist with a background in AI.  He received his DPhil from the University of Sussex, UK, in 2011 and since then has been working primarily on the nature of conceptually structured thought, notably as it relates to the structure of consciousness, as well as questions of machine consciousness and “artificial” moral agency. One of his key ideas is what he calls perspectival dualism, closely related to the view commonly known as neutral monism. Mental and physical are neither separate interacting substances (substance dualism) nor separate sets of properties of the same (physical) substance (property dualism) but competing perspectives on one and the same world: perspectives that are complementary, utterly necessary, and ultimately irreconcilable.

Recent publications:
Parthemore, J. (2015, in press). Specification of the unified conceptual space, for purposes of empirical investigation. In Zenker, F. & Gärdenfors, P. (eds.), Conceptual Spaces at Work. Springer.

Parthemore, J. (2014). The case for protoconcepts: Why concepts, language, and protolanguage all need protoconcepts. Theoria et Historia Scientiarum.11: 159-178.

Parthemore, J. (2014). Conceptual change and development on multiple time scales: From incremental evolution to origins. Sign Systems Studies: 42(2-3): 193-217.

Parthemore, J. & Whitby, B. (2014). Moral agency, moral responsibility, and artifacts: What existing artifacts fail to achieve (and why) and why they,  nevertheless, can (and do!) make moral claims upon us. International Journal of Machine Consciousness. 6(2): 141-161, OI: 10.1142/S1793843014400162.

Parthemore, J. (2014). From a sensorimotor to a sensorimotor++ account of embodied conceptual cognition. In Bishop, M. & Martin, A. (eds.), Contemporary Sensorimotor Theory: Studies in Applied Philosophy, Epistemology and Rational Ethics (137-158). Springer.

Parthemore, J. (2013). “The unified conceptual space theory: An enactive theory of concepts”, Adaptive Behavior 21(3): 168-177.



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Academic articles freely available online:

Tønnessen, Morten 2003. Umwelt Ethics. Sign Systems Studies 31 (1): 281-299.

— 2009. The Semioethics Interviews I: John Deely: ‘Tell Me, Where Is Morality Bred?’. Hortus Semioticus, number 4 (August 2009): 57-80.

— 2009. Signs Grow – But Should They? Semioethics and the Dominant Semiosis of Homo sapiens sapiens (= Meditationes Semioticae I). Hortus Semioticus, number 4 (August 2009): 81-84.

— 2010. The Bio-Translator – Interview with Professor in Biosemiotics Kalevi Kull. Co-written with Riin Magnus. Hortus Semioticus 6: 77-103. Includes full bibliography of Kalevi Kull’s biosemiotic publications.

— 2010. Is a Wolf wild as Long as it Does Not Know that It Is Being Thoroughly Handled? Humanimalia – a journal of human/animal interface studies 2(1) (Fall 2010): 1-8.

— 2011. Umwelt Transition and Uexküllian Phenomenology – An Ecosemiotic Analysis of Norwegian Wolf Management (= Dissertationes Semioticae Universitatis Tartuensis 16). Doctoral dissertation. Tartu: Tartu University Press. 232 pp. Introduction available online.

— 2011. Fra by og land, mann mot mann til visjon 2040 [From city against countryside, man against man to vision 2040]. Kulturverk (online magazine), published in three parts Nov. 13, Nov. 17 and Nov. 24.