Department of Management, Society and Communication

Professor with special responsibilities
PhD, Dr. phil

Room: DAL/2V.025
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 Anti-humanism : Why Culture Is an Extension of Biology and a Self-organizing System of Meaning.
In: Cybernetics & Human Knowing, Vol. 24, No. 2, 2017, p. 93-97
Book review
Søren Brier / Biosemiotics : The Consequences of the Foundational Nature of Autopoisemiotic Agency.
Paper presented at 13th IASS-AIS World Congress of Semiotics IASS, 2017
Søren Brier / C.S. Peirce’s Phenomenological, Evolutionary and Trans-disciplinary Semiotic Conception of Science and Religion
In: Research as Realization: Science, Spirituality and Harmony. . ed. /Ananta Kumar Giri. Delhi : Primus Books 2017, p. 53-96
Book chapter
Søren Brier / Cybersemiotics
In: GlossariumBITri: Interdisciplinary Elucidation of Concepts, Metaphors, Theories and Problems Concerning Information. . ed. /José María Díaz Nafría; Mario Pérez-Montoro Gutiérrez; Francisco Salto Alemany. : Universidad Estatal Península de Santa Elena 2017, p. 58-64
Book chapter
Søren Brier / Cybersemiotics : Integrating Peircean semiotics with Luhmanian system theory to a transdisciplinary framework.
Paper presented at 13th IASS-AIS World Congress of Semiotics IASS, 2017
Søren Brier / Deely on Consequences of Semiotic Ontology of Science, and Religion
Paper presented at 13th IASS-AIS World Congress of Semiotics IASS, 2017
Søren Brier / Don Favareau and the Road to Biosemiotic Transdisciplinarity
In: Biosemiotics in the Community: Essays in Honour of Donald Favareau. . ed. /Kalevi Kull; Paul Cobley. Tartu : University of Tartu Press 2017, p. 45-63
Book chapter
Søren Brier / Foreword : Systems, Power, and the Phenomenological Basis of Triadic Semiotics.
In: Cybernetics & Human Knowing, Vol. 24, No. 2, 2017, p. 5-8
Søren Brier / Habit as a Connecting Nature, Mind and Culture in CS Peirce's Semiotic Pragmaticism
In: Proceedings of the Digitalisation for a Sustainable Society. IS4SI 2017: Embodied, Embedded, Networked, Empowered through Information, Computation & Cognition. Basel : MDPI 2017 (Proceedings, No. 3, Vol. 1)
Article in proceedings
Søren Brier / How Peircean Semiotic Philosophy Connects Western Science with Eastern Emptiness Ontology
In: Progress in Biophysics & Molecular Biology, Vol. 131, 12.2017, p. 377-386
Journal article
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