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dc.contributor.authorChrulew, Matthew
dc.date.accessioned2020-06-16T05:12:06Z
dc.date.available2020-06-16T05:12:06Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifier.citationChrulew, M. 2020. Reconstructing the Worlds of Wildlife: Uexküll, Hediger, and Beyond. Biosemiotics. 13 (1): pp. 137-149.
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11937/79628
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s12304-020-09376-x
dc.description.abstract

The theoretical biology of Jakob von Uexküll has had significant conceptual and practical afterlives, in Continental philosophy, biosemiotics and elsewhere. This paper will examine the utilisation of Uexküll in twentieth-century zoo biology and its significance for relating to wildlife in hybrid environments. There is an important though rarely analysed line of inheritance from von Uexküll to Heini Hediger, the Swiss zoo director and animal psychologist. Hediger’s fundamental theoretical position began from the construction of the world from the animal’s point of view, as determined by factors including species specific phylogeny, individual and group biography, and anthropogenic circumstance. He operationalised Uexküll’s approach to animal worlds in order to optimise the design of zoo enclosures, considered as both physical and psychological habitats, in which captive wildlife could flourish. This subjectivist and phenomenological perspective has often been sidelined in zoo biology by more objectivist and mechanising approaches. Nonetheless, Hediger’s work and thought, through its inheritance from Uexküll, has important implications for twenty-first century relations with wildlife.

dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherSPRINGER
dc.subjectArts & Humanities
dc.subjectHumanities, Multidisciplinary
dc.subjectHistory & Philosophy Of Science
dc.subjectArts & Humanities - Other Topics
dc.subjectHistory & Philosophy of Science
dc.subjectUexkull
dc.subjectHediger
dc.subjectUmwelt
dc.subjectAnimal
dc.subjectZoo biology
dc.subjectHybrid environments
dc.subjectFIELD PHILOSOPHY
dc.titleReconstructing the Worlds of Wildlife: Uexküll, Hediger, and Beyond
dc.typeJournal Article
dcterms.source.volume13
dcterms.source.number1
dcterms.source.startPage137
dcterms.source.endPage149
dcterms.source.issn1875-1342
dcterms.source.titleBiosemiotics
dc.date.updated2020-06-16T05:12:06Z
curtin.departmentSchool of Media, Creative Arts and Social Inquiry
curtin.accessStatusFulltext not available
curtin.facultyFaculty of Humanities
curtin.contributor.orcidChrulew, Matthew [0000-0002-6044-2383]
dcterms.source.eissn1875-1350
curtin.contributor.scopusauthoridChrulew, Matthew [55615694300]


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