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Witzany Günther
Life: The communicative Structure
A new Philosophy of Biology

The development of a revolutionary new insight into living nature and the interrelation between mankind and nature: The proof that living nature is structured and organized in a linguistic and communicative manner, from bacteria up to human beings. Some very interesting aspects of evolution
theory with a bit of lamarckism.
“The philosopher Guenther Witzany has developed the fascinating theory of the main principle of life phenomena: he shows us three kinds of communication, those within organisms, those within species and those between species. Revealing nature as a universal language community for the first time is a revolutionary aspect on life and on ourselves.”
Herbert Girardet, Director of Research of the World Future Council, London


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"In his work, Witzany takes on the difficult task of developing a new perspective, a new paradigm of living nature. This is a courageous undertaking. It involves nothing less than documenting that nature as a whole is 'linguistically structured and communicatively organized'".
"… that Witzany has successfully developed an independent theory of living nature that opens the door to a comprehensive understanding of living nature."
Univ.Prof. Thure von Uexküll, Freiburg i.Br.G.

In difference to usual syntactic/semantic interpretations of observations about sign-mediated interactions of living beings (organisms), Witzany introduces consequently the pragmatic point of view in analyzing such processes. This innovative approach of the theory of communicative nature he applies on all known organismic kingdoms. Even for evolution theory new perspectives arise through Witzanys work, because the author argues sign-mediated interaction (communication) as precondition for the possibility of evolutionary processes. Univ.Prof. Rupert Riedl, Konrad Lorenz Institute

Witzany has successfully developed a molecular biological biosemiotics based on
communication theory and the philosophy of language, without having to rely
on the term "semiotics". Handbuch der Semiotik

"The selected approach is original. The character of the inquiry raised is interdisciplinary. The presentation of the scientific and especially of the biological facts is faultless. The solutions offered ultimately lead the halting discussion between biology, philosophy and theology to a new level."
Univ.Prof.Günter Altner, university of Koblenz

"The old metaphor of the book of nature acquires an unexpected, new interpretation through Witzany's investigation in that he deciphers the text of that book as an expression of the differing forms of communication that we - as a human language community - are only capable of understanding because all living things have a common language root."
Univ.Prof. Annemarie Pieper, university of Basel

"In my opinion, Witzany's achievement and contribution lies in having 'broken down' - for the biological realm - the knowledge gained by linguists such as N. Chomsky and sociologists such as J. Habermas and having created new aspects, new fields of inquiry and a new style of thought in the philosophical understanding of biology."
Univ.Prof. Ottmar Leiß, german clinic for diagnostics, Wiesbaden

"It is not by chance that Mr. Witzany's work has received attention and positive resonance particularly among semiotics experts and proponents of psychosomatic medicine. The work does not get mired down in theoretical aspects. The 'philosophy of biology in the light of pragmatics of language' that is pursued here could have far-reaching consequences."
Univ.Prof. Franz M. Wuketits, university of vienna

It is an original work, which tells a lot to a philosopher. It reminds me of André Lwoff's formula: “Molecular biology is the science of communication between molecules³. Your objective is not exactly that, but I found it exciting.
Univ.Prof.Dr. Jean Gayon, Sorbonne, Université Paris

We can only express the hope that the author will receive the opportunity to realize his innovative, imaginative and self-contained framework in a contemporary philosophy of biology."
Deutsche Zeitschrift für Philosophie, Berlin