Felice Cimatti

What Biosemiotics for the Anthropocene?

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What is nature “tellingµ us through the pandemic? What kind of imagination do we need to face the Anthropocene? The virus is “tellingµ us that we understand nothing about what we keep on calling nature, as it was a “simpleµ object to which the human subject opposed. Such a dualistic and simple stance has eventually ended. As a consequence, a huge unexplored space of semiotic relations with and within the natural world finally opens up. Biosemiotics will be an indispensable knowledge and imagination tool in the post-pandemic world. At the same time what is at stake is to extend the boundaries of biosemiotics beyond what traditionally has been defined as the field of the living entities. We cannot understand what Anthropocene is without overcoming these dualisms, as that between the living and the non-living, that still prevent us to imagine a post-anthropocentric world.


  • Biosemiotics
  • Anthropocene
  • Peirce
  • Synechism
  • Prodi
  • Semiotic Thresholdµ


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