Department of Management, Society and Communication

Associate professor
PhD, Dr. phil

Room: DH.V.2.25

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.

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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  • 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
  • Philosophy of Science and Methodology
  • Interdisciplinarity
  • Semiotics and systems theory in cognition and communication
  • Cybersemiotics
  • The relationship between quantitative and qualitative methods and triangulation
  • The relationship between science, politics and religion, cultural and business rationality
  • 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


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

Conference presentations online:

Brier, Søren, It is Peirce all the way down: Why biosemiotics needs a Peircean triadic semiotic pragmaticist process philosophy to be transdisciplinary scientific (2018 Biosemiotics Gathering)

Søren Brier, Cybersemiotics and the Search for a Non-reductionist Transdisciplinary Theory of Science Including Phenomenology, Hermeneutics and Spirituality (2018 ATLAS T3 International Conference)

Publications sorted by:
Søren Brier / Cybersemiotic Systemic and Semiotical Based Transdisciplinarity
In: Transdisciplinary Journal of Engineering & Science, Vol. 10, 2019
Journal article > peer review
Bent Sørensen; Torkild Thellefsen; Søren Brier / "Man Is a Bundle of Habits” in a Universe with an Inherent Tendency to Habit Formation
In: Cybernetics & Human Knowing - A Journal of Second Order Cybernetics, Autopoiesis and Cyber-Semiotics, Vol. 25, No. 1, 2018, p. 9-21
Journal article > peer review
Søren Brier / Fagets videnskabsteoris triangueringsproblem i tværvidenskabelige uddannelser
In: Fagets videnskabsteori. ed. /Hanne Andersen; Tom Børsen; David Budtz Pedersen. Frederiksberg : Samfundslitteratur 2018, p. 107-118
Book chapter > peer review
Phillip Guddemi; Søren Brier; Jeanette Bopry; Claudia Jacques / Foreword: 25th Anniversary Issue: High Abstraction and Skillful Application
In: Cybernetics & Human Knowing - A Journal of Second Order Cybernetics, Autopoiesis and Cyber-Semiotics, Vol. 25, No. 1, 2018, p. 5-7
Søren Brier / Making Differences Significant : Cybersemiotics’ Non-dual Transdisciplinary Framework of Nature, Mind and Culture.
In: Ecosemiotic Paradigm for Nature and Culture: Transdisciplinary Explorations in the Cybernetics of Learning, Adapting, Understanding & Knowing. . ed. /Zdzisław Wąsik. Mikołów : Adam Mickiewicz University 2018, 2 p., p. 18-19
Conference abstract in proceedings > peer review
Søren Brier / Peircean Logic as Semiotic and Biosemiotics as Transdisciplinary Framework
In: Handbook of the 6th World Congress and School on Universal Logic. ed. /Jean-Yves Beziau; Arthur Buchsbaum; Christophe Rey. Vichy : Université Clermont Auvergne 2018, p. 122-123
Article in proceedings > peer review
Søren Brier / Pragmaticism, Science, and Theology or How to Answer the Riddle of the Sphinx?
In: The American Journal of Semiotics, Vol. 34, No. 1-2, 2018, p. 131-161
Journal article > peer review
Søren Brier / Transdisciplinarity across the Qualitative and Quantitative Science through C.S. Peirce’s Semiotic Concept of Habit
In: Open Information Science, Vol. 2, No. 1, 2018, p. 102–114
Journal article > peer review
Søren Brier / What Can the Philosophical Framework be for a Transdisciplinary Theory of Embodied Interactive Meaning-making Participatory Behavior?
In: Gesture, Touch, and Embodied Meaning-makingOdense : Syddansk Universitet 2018, 2 p., p. 22-23
Conference abstract in proceedings > peer review
Søren Brier / Biosemiotic Anti-humanism : Why Culture Is an Extension of Biology and a Self-organizing System of Meaning.
In: Cybernetics & Human Knowing - A Journal of Second Order Cybernetics, Autopoiesis and Cyber-Semiotics, Vol. 24, No. 2, 2017, p. 93-97
Book review > peer review
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