Besides articles, independent Austrian philosopher Günther Witzany has published a lot of books on biocommunication. He is listed in the network of James Shapiro on the third way of evolution, because he denies a mechanistic, deterministic interpretation of evolution and information and an idealistic view like the intelligent design stance as well. Opposite to both perspectives, Witzany departed in the 80s from Habermasian ideas of communication and has been identifying since the agents that generate biological information. They interact by mediation of signs, which has a syntactic, semantic, and pragmatic aspect.
He also organised scientific meetings. In 2006, he was, with Wolfgang Hofkirchner, co-organiser of the 6th Gathering in Biosemiotics. His most recent meeting was a symposium on “DNA habitats and its RNA inhabitants” of that year.
Günther Witzany will present his new concept for the emergence of biological information: Biocommunication and Natural Genome Editing.
By doing so, he will contribute to the search for a concept of information that crosses borders from RNA to human societies.