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Communication Processes at the Seam of Life

Marta Bogusławska-Tafelska

This volume proposes a new, post-Newtonian alley in modern language and communication studies. The new linguistics receives here the label ecolinguistics, as the conceptual-terminological field founded on the «ecological» metaphor seems optimal to formulate the thesis of human language being a life process, and involving a repertoire of ecosystemic, not exclusively cognitive or social, parameters. Communicators are living systems and as such they transpersonally co-build momentary meanings and communicational senses together with the rest of the communication field. The communication apparatus which is phylogenetically present in humans includes both the cognitive modalities and the noncognitive communication modalities. The ecolinguistic paradigm in modern linguistics offers new theoretical departure models for educational programs, for psychological/therapeutic interventions, or for self-exploratory and self-educational undertakings of a human communicator.
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Chapter Four: Life is light: the quantum unfolding of reality


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Chapter Four: Life is light: quantum unfolding of reality

Analizowanie nowego z pozycji dawnych teorii w nauce, teorii już zakwalifikowanych jako obiegowe, jest tutaj nieporozumieniem.The scientific analysis of the new, done from the standpoint of the old scientific theories circulating in the mainstream science, is a misunderstanding (W. Sedlak, 1988: 12; English translation – M.B.-T.).

4. Introduction

The process of life is one of the oldest and most widely contemplated upon topics in science. The 20th century scientific plane became promising and comfortable in this respect, as we gained functional scientific tools enabling us to begin analysing layers of life that to this point had only been accessible to philosophers, mystics and poets through phenomenological, first-person experiences. Now, with developments in quantum mechanics and attempts at quantum ontology, the multidimensional nature of life can be approached multidisciplinarily. The methodological holism can be pursued within the framework of the scientific method. Philosophers are met at the task by forefront physicists and forefront biologists, ready to cross their safe monodisciplinary fields. The boundaries of the scientific method are shifting as a natural consequence.

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