Volume 15 · Number 2 · Pages 140–141
The Immateriality of Meaning

Claudio Julio Rodríguez Higuera

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Abstract

Open peer commentary on the article “A Critique of Barbieri’s Code Biology” by Alexander V. Kravchenko. Abstract: Code biology, as an offshoot of biosemiotics, opens up avenues to explore the possible emergence of meaning-making within a substrate of biological processes. Kravchenko’s focus on language and metaphysical baggage places a burden on code biology as a theory, but constrains philosophical dialogue because of far-reaching adjudicated implications.

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Rodríguez Higuera C. J. (2020) The immateriality of meaning. Constructivist Foundations 15(2): 140–141. https://constructivist.info/15/2/140

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Claudio J. Rodríguez Higuera is a postdoctoral researcher at Palacký University, Czechia. His research interests include the metaphysics of semiotics and metatheory in the humanities, focusing particularly on biosemiotics as a naturalized theory of meaning-making. ▸︎ Google︎ Scholar
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