Department of Management, Society and Communication

Professor with special responsibilities
PhD, Dr. phil

Room: DAL/2Ø.042
Primary research areas
  • Semiotics of information, cognitive, life and communication sciences
  • Interdisciplinarity. transdisciplinarity and methodology
  • Philosophy of the  natural, life, social, information, cognitive, communication and system sciences and humanities
  • Second order cybernetics, systems and autopoiesis theory
  • Cybersemiotics and biosemiotics
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I am an interdisciplinary researcher that has moved from an MA in biology (ecology and behavioral sciences) over a gold medal thesis in psychology (philosophy of ethology) both Copenhagen. U. through a PhD in philosophy of information sciences (Roskilde U.) after 10 year teaching at the Royal School of Library and Information science to a Habilitat in Cybersemiotics combining the natural, life, social and technical sciences with the humanities though an integration of a Peircean biosemiotic and Luhmann's autopoietic system science into a transdisciplinary framework (Copenhagen Business School).

Cybersemiotics is now described in several international encyclopedias, dictionaries and handbooks in linguistics, semiotics, Informations science, cybernetics and system science.

I created an interdisciplinary journal in the area called "Cybernetics & Human Knowing" in 1992 and have been editor in chief ever since.



  • IMK, Philosophy of Science – lectures and tutorials
  • EB, Philosophy of Science and Methodology - lectures

Course responsible for:

  • IMK og EOK, Philosophy of Science
  • IMK, Methodology
  • EB, Philosophy of Science and Methodology
  • HA MAT, Philosophy of Science

1. Philosophy of Science and Methodology
2. Interdisciplinarity
3. Semiotics and systems theory in cognition and communication
4. Cybersemiotics
5. The relationship between quantitative and qualitative methods and triangulation
6. The relationship between science, politics and religion, cultural and business rationality
7  CSR, spirituality and organisational communication

Other teaching activities
  • PhD.-courses in the philosophy of natural, life and social sciences as well as humanities
  • PhD-course in Cybersemiotics and its applications
  • PhD-courses in semiotics including biosemiotics
Selected publications
  • Cybersemiotics: Why information is not enough, Toronto: Toronto University Press 2008/10
  • Informationsvidenskabsteori, Frederiksberg: Forlaget Samfundslitteratur. 2004/06
  • C. S. Peirce’s Complementary and Transdisciplinary Conception of Science and Religion, Cybernetics and Human Knowing. Vol. 19, nos. 1-2, pp. 59-94, (2012)
  • Religion, videnskab, følelse og fornuft – kan de virke frugtbart sammen? ,13. marts 2011 kl. 09:46 Kommentarer (413) . (2011)
  • “Cybersemiotic Pragmaticism and Constructivism”, Constructivist Foundations Vol. 5, No. 1, Pp. 19-38 (2009)



Elsevier allowed us to disseminate the link to all articles of the 2015 Progress in Biophysics and Molecular Biology special issue on Integral Biomathics: Life Sciences, Mathematics, and Phenomenological Philosophy– in which I have two papers - 6 months until July 19th 2016.

2015 JPBMB Special Issue on Integral Biomathics: Life Sciences, Mathematics and Phenomenological Philosophy

Publications & dissemination
Søren Brier / Biosemiotic Cosmogony of the Riddle of Life!
In: Cybernetics & Human Knowing, Vol. 23, No. 4, 2016, p. 85-91
Book review
Søren Brier / Cibersemiótica : Un nuevo fundamento para una teoría interdisciplinar de la información, la cognición, la comunicación significativa y la interacción entre la naturaleza y la cultura.
In: Comunicación, campo(s), teorías y problemas: Una perspectiva internacional. . ed. /Carlos E. Vidales Gonzáles; Eduardo Vizer. Madrid : Comunicatión Social 2016, p. 177-254
Book chapter
Søren Brier / Consciousness and C. S. Peirce’s Answer to the Riddle of the Sphinx
In: TSC 2016 Tucson: The Science of Consciousness. Tucson, AZ : University of Arizona Center for Consciousness Studies 2016, p. 71
Conference abstract in proceedings
Søren Brier / Cybersemiotics : At indsætte den kybernetiske komponent i det semiotiske paradigme.
In: Den levende kroppen: Mot en ny forståelse av menneske og natur. . ed. /Drude van der Fehr. Oslo : Vidarforlaget 2016, p. 229-253
Book chapter
Søren Brier / Cybersemiotics as a Transdisciplinary Model for Interdisciplinary Biosemiotic Pharmacology and Medicine
In: Biosemiotic Medicine: Healing in the World of Meaning. . ed. /Farzad Goli. Cham : Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2016, p. 23-84 (Studies in Neuroscience, Consciousness and Spirituality, Vol. 5)
Book chapter
Søren Brier / Kropsfænomenologisk virkelighed : En Cybersemiotisk transdisciplinære forståelse.
In: Den levende kroppen: Mot en ny forståelse av menneske og natur. . ed. /Drude van der Fehr. Oslo : Vidarforlaget 2016, p. 207-228
Book chapter
Søren Brier / Peirce’s Scientific and Spiritual Process Metaphysics
Abstract from Dansk Filosofisk Selskabs Årsmøde 2016, 2016
Conference abstract for conference
Søren Brier / Pragmaticism, Science and Theology
In: Chinese Semiotic Studies, Vol. 12, No. 3, 2016, p. 473–479
Journal article
Bodil Nistrup Madsen; Søren Brier; Kathrine Elizabeth Lorena Johansson; Birger Hjørland; Hanne Erdman Thomsen; Henrik Selsøe Sørensen / The Landscape of Philosophy of Science
In: Term Bases and Linguistic Linked Open Data: TKE 2016, 12th International Conference on Terminology and Knowledge Engineering. . ed. /Hanne Erdman Thomsen; Antonio Pareja-Lora; Bodil Nistrup Madsen. Frederiksberg : Copenhagen Business School, CBS 2016, p. 212-223
Article in proceedings
Søren Brier / The Triangulation Problems in Interdisciplinary Philosophy of Science
Paper presented at 3rd Annual Meeting of the Danish Network in Philosophy of Science , 2016
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