Introduction: Umwelt after Uexkull
A Foray into the Worlds of Animals and Humans
The Farthest Plane
Form and Movement as Perception Marks
Goal and Plan
Perception Image and Effect Image
The Familiar Path
Home and Territory
Search Image and Search Tone
The Same Subject as Object in Different Environments
A Theory of Meaning
Carriers of Meaning
Environment and Dwelling-shell
Utilization of Meaning
The Interpretation of the Spider's Web
Form Development Rule and Meaning Rule
The Meaning Rule as the Bridging of Two Elementary Rules
The Composition Theory of Nature
The Sufferance of Meaning
The Technique of Nature
Counterpoint as a Motif/Motive of Form Development
Summary and Conclusion
Afterword. Bubbles and Webs: A Backdoor Stroll through the Readings of Uexkull
Jakob von Uexkull (1864-1944) was born in Estonia and educated at
the University of Heidelberg and the Zoological Center in Naples.
He published widely and, in 1926, founded the Institute for
Environmental Research at the University of Hamburg.
Joseph D. O'Neil is assistant professor of German studies at the University of Kentucky.
A writer and sleight-of-hand magician, Dorion Sagan has written extensively on evolution, cybersex, and the biology of gender.
Geoffrey Winthrop Young is associate professor of Central, Eastern, and Northern European studies at the University of British Columbia.