Semiosis. Evolution. Energy

University of Toronto, Victoria College.

October 17, 18, 19, 1997

Time Friday, October 17 Saturday, October 18 Sunday, Oct 19
8:30 Registration - -
9:00-9:15 Welcome:
President of Victoria University: Prof. Runte
B. Rutland & E. Taborsky
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9:15-10:30 Keynote Speaker:
Stuart Kauffman
Intro. by L. Trainor
Keynote Speaker:
Ilya Prigogine
Intro. by T. Sebeok
Keynote Speaker:
T.A. Sebeok

Intro. by. R. Kevelson
10:30-10:45 Coffee Coffee Coffee
10:45 - 12:15 Panel 1
Chair: Hoffmeyer
Matsuno. Contextualization of Material Origin
Brooks Living Systems as Autocatalytic Information Systems
Salthe Energy, Development and Semiosis
Panel 4
Chair: Danesi
Kevelson Peirce and the Evolution of Complex Ideas
Deely From Ancient Physics to Postmodern Semiotics: The Need for a New Philosophy
Merrell From Chaos to Order: Borges and Calvino
Panel 7
Chair: Godzich
Collier The Dynamic Basis of Information
Coletta The Evolution of Cognitive and Syntactic Digitalization
Rutland Dialogism and Semiosis
12:15-1:30 Lunch Lunch Lunch
1:30-3:30 Panel 2
Chair: T.Sebeok
Emmeche Biosemiotics and a Pluralist Ontology
Hoffmeyer The Biosphere is a Semiosphere
Szathmary From Simplicity to Complexity and Beyond
Panel 5
Chair: Kevelson
Godzich Celerity Effects on the Logoperiphery
Danesi Poetic Logic as Originating Force
Panel 8
Chair: Rutland
Taborsky Architectonics of Semiosis
Watt When Words Collide
3:30-3:45 Coffee Coffee Coffee
3:45-5:15 Panel 3
Chair: Salthe
Christiansen Quantum
Semiotics: Physical Embodiment of Peirce's Sign Relation
Smith Evolution, Homeostasis and Information
Weber The Modern Evolutionary Synthesis and Complex Systems Dynamics
Panel 6
Chair: Deely
Noth Origin and Evolution of Meaning in Natural & Conceptual Signification
Van de Vijver The Materiality of the Signifier
Afternoon Symposium
Speakers and graduate students
Chairs: Brooks, Kevelson, Hoffmeyer, Salthe, Sebeok.
Closing Remarks
5:30-6:30 Reception - -
6:30-7:30 Supper Supper -
7:30-9:30 Undergraduate and Graduate Students Round Table: Discussion Groups with Speakers
Chairs: Students from various departments: Anthropology, Biology, Chemistry, Comparative Literature, English, Physics, Semiotics, Zoology.
Undergraduate and Graduate Students Round Table: Discussion Groups with Speakers -