I am currently on my way to the Amazonas, for the first time. It is also my first trip alone to Brazil, even though I have traveled here some 8 times before.
Virtual issue on honor of Jesper Hoffmeyer
7 months ago
UTOPISM. *** In the long run, nothing else is realistic. *** Welcome to the English language blog of Morten Tønnessen, Professor of philosophy at University of Stavanger's Department of Social Studies.
— Jonathan Beever and Morten Tønnessen 2013. “Darwin und die englische Moral”: The Moral Consequences of Uexküll’s Umwelt Theory. Biosemiotics 6(3): 437–447 (online version published September 25 2013, DOI 10.1007/s12304-013-9180-x).— Jakob von Uexküll 2013 – translation by Morten Tønnessen, English language editing by Jonathan Beever. Darwin and the English Morality. Translation of "Darwin und die englische Moral", Deutsche Rundschau 173: 215-242. Biosemiotics 6(3): 449–471 (online version published November 21 2013, DOI 10.1007/s12304-013-9182-8).
As Jonathan Beever and Morten Tønnessen document, a shift from a descriptive to a normative analysis of culture, supposedly justified on the basis of biology, had also been pursued in Uexküll’s 1917 essay on ‘Darwin und die Englische Moral’, and earlier still with the 1915 essay ‘Volk und Staat’.