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umwelt

an animal's total perception of its surroundings, different for each species and probably for each individual.
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En d'autres termes, il s'agit de penser un Umwelt ouvert beaucoup plus qu'un Umwelt ferme, c'est-a-dire un Umwelt qui se nourrit d'autres Umwelten qui le constituent et l'affectent.
Nous aimerions pouvoir dire << Umwelts>>, mais le pluriel de ce mot allemand est Umwelten.
Segun la postura de Uexkull, la especie, como ser en el que se conjugan, de acuerdo con un plan, las distintas especies y sus Umwelten particulares (von Uexkull, 1947: 88-89), es un sujeto preso (si se me permite la expresion) de una ley inamovible contra la que toda posible apelacion cae por tierra.
15 En el mismo sentido, resulta valido poner entre interrogantes la idea de un proceso de adaptacion en las especies, cuando la propia complejidad de la interaccion entre los Umwelten, con sus respectivos circulos de significacion, nos lleva a ver que cada especie se encuentra por completo adaptada a su medio, al punto en que la red se corresponde de manera justa a la forma de la mosca (von Uexkull, 1947: "Carta septima").
An echo of Schelling that he finds interesting in the concept of the Umwelt is Uexkull's insistence 'on the envelopment of the Umwelten in each other; all that we speak of does not take part only in the human Umwelt'.
He describes pre-cultural behaviours of various organisms such as the hermit crab and the interrelations among the Umwelten of different organisms.
16) Semiotic corruption implies, therefore, that the signs we anticipate for creating and maintaining our integrity as living organisms, signs generated within what Jacob von Uexkull calls our umwelten, the subjective worlds of meaning created by organisms, are being distorted or overwhelmed by other signs which compromise our integrity.
Die erste Sommerhauser Tagung 1989 befasste sich mit Alterung und sozialen Umwelten, wobei der sozialmedizinische Aspekt hervorgehoben war.
Portraying the human ontological niche would amount to mapping all individual human Umwelten with special emphasis on relations of interdependence and dependency.
von Uexkull, Jakob (1956), Streifzuge durch die Umwelten von Tieren undMenschen.
Preverbal forms of semiosis connect the animal to its own Umwelt and to other Umwelten.
Of course, the Umwelten of molecules, galaxies, birds and bees, baboons and babies, as revealed to us, become part and parcel of our own, noetic Umwelt or reality.