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By Andreas Weber

Meaning, feeling and expression – the adventure of inwardness – subject so much in human life. the point of view of biopoetics exhibits that this event is shared through all organisms. Being alive skill to exist via kinfolk that experience existential crisis, and to specific those dimensions during the physique and its gestures. All existence occurs inside of one poetic house that's shared among all beings and that is obtainable via subjective sensual adventure. We participate in this via our empirical subjectivity, which arises from the studies and desires of residing beings, and which makes them open to entry and sharing in a poetic objectivity. Biopoetics breaks loose from the causal-mechanic paradigm which made biology not able to account for brain and which means. Biology turns into a technological know-how of expression, connection and subjectivity that can comprehend all organisms together with people as feeling brokers in a shared ecology of significant relatives, embedded in a symbolical and fabric metabolism of the biosphere.

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They are in a way the ecstasies frozen at the thing itself. To be able to read the physiognomy means to be able to conclude from the forms and lineaments of a thing its past and its habitual forms of expression” (Böhme 1992:139). In the changes of form which unfold through cognition hypmomnesis of creation appears – a morphological memory, in which past events are still alife. In the annual rings that conserve the reaction of a tree to climatic particularities, the past is really present. Differently to an old wooden house a plant is alive also in those parts which belong to the past.

See also G. Böhme (1992:126), Igambardiev (1999). © Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2016 A. g. in the concept of the gene as “ideal instruction” shaping the organism from the outside as an object. Aristotelian thinking encounters a renaissance not only in temporary philosophy of biology but also in ethics, in particular where essential or holistic readings are explored (Nussbaum 1986). With the idea of autopoiesis, the aristotelian idea of life as activity from within has gained more traction (see also Chap.

Our new description places the organism beyond what Feyerabend (2009) termed the most characteristic problem of occidental philosophy: the mind—body duality. The Immune-System and the Creation of Self Let us look at the forming of self through a concrete example. By self I understand a living system that is sheltered from an outside through its own achievement and constant activity. We have seen how the (procaryotic) cell as the smallest really existing autopoietic unit produces itself and by that constructive process creates a world beyond its proper limits.

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