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Department of Philosophy and History of Sciences

 

KAREL KLEISNER
 

 

 

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Telefon/Telephone: +420 221 951 923
Frčky/Degrees: Mgr., Ph.D.
Povolání/Occupation: Assistant Professor/ Dept. of Philosophy and History of Sciences
Cela/Room: 248 A (půda)
Adresa/Address:

Department of Philosophy and History of Sciences
Faculty of Science
Charles University
Viničná 7
CZ-128 44 Praha 2

 

 

 

Oblast zájmu/ Areas of interest

 

Evolution of semantic organs; development of comparative concepts in biology: homology and analogy, homoplasy, homosemiosis, convergence, parallelism; mimicry, superficial similarity, camouflage, and self-representation of organisms with reference to the biological ideas of Adolf Portmann and Jakob von Uexküll; Theoretical biology, biosemiotics, philosophy and history of biology in general.

 

 

Sylaby přednášek/ Lectures and courses

 

O původu přírodních věd/ On the Origin of Natural Sciences (LS 2012)

Prezentace v PDF (55 MB)

     

    Organismus – Řád i Neřád/ Organism – order and dis-order (ZS 2010)

     

    Cvičení z evoluční biologie/ Practises from evolutionary biology (ZS 2012)

     

     

     

    Publikace/ Publications

     

    Kleisner, K.; Chvátalová, V.; Flegr, J. (2014). Perceived intelligence is associated with measured intelligence in men but not women. PLoS ONE 9(3): e81237. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0081237

     

    Valentová, J.; Kleisner, K.; Havlicek, J.; Neustupa, J. (2014). Shape Differences Between the Faces of Homosexual and Heterosexual Men. Archives of Sexual Behavior 43:353-361

     

    Trebicky, V., Havlicek, J., Roberts, S. C., Little, A. C., & Kleisner, K. (2013). Perceived aggressiveness predicts fighting performance in Mixed Martial Arts fighters. Psychological Science doi: 0.1177/0956797613477117

     

    Kleisner K, Priplatova L, Frost P, Flegr J (2013) Trustworthy-Looking Face Meets Brown Eyes. PLoS ONE 8(1): e53285. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0053285

     

    Moore, F. R., Coetzee, V., Contreras-Garduño, J., Debruine, L. M., Kleisner, K., Krams, I., Marcinkowska, U.,Nord, A.,Perrett, D. I. Rantala, M. J., Schaum, N. & Suzuki, T. N. (2013). Cross-cultural variation in women's preferences for cues to sex-and stress-hormones in the male face. Biology letters 9(3).

     

    Kočandrle, R. & Kleisner, K. (2013). Evolution Born of Moisture: Analogies and Parallels Between Anaximander’s Ideas on Origin of Life and Man and Later Pre-Darwinian and Darwinian Evolutionary Concepts. Journal of the History of Biology 46:103-124.

     

    Kočnar, T, Drbalova, K, Kleisner, K. (2012) Do dominant-looking males have brown eyes? A further investigation on the role of iris colour for dominance perception. Anthropologie 50: 25-31


    Třebický, V., Kleisner, K., Havlicek, J. (2012) Attractive traits of human male physique. Anthropologie 50: 33-45.

     

    Kleisner, K.;Keil, P.; Jaroš, F. (2012). Biogeography of elytral ornaments in Palearctic genus Carabus: disentangling the effects of space, evolution and environment at a continental scale. Evolutionary Ecology, 4:1025-1040.

     

    Kleisner, K.(2011). Perceive, Co-opt, Modify, and Live! Organism as a Centre of Experience. Biosemiotics, 4:223–241.

     

    Kočandrle, R. & Kleisner, K. (2011) Evoluce ve vlhku zrozená: Analogie a paralely Anaximandrovy pra-evoluce a darwinovské evoluce. Dějiny Věd a Techniky, 44 (4): 219-236.

     

    Kleisner, K. (2010). Re-semblance and re-evolution: Paramorphism and semiotic co-option may explain the re-evolution of similar phenotypes. Sign Systems Studies 38(1/4): 378-392.

     

    Maran, T. & Kleisner, K. (2010). Towards an Evolutionary Biosemiotics: Semiotic Selection and Semiotic Co-option. Biosemiotics, 3: 189-200.

     

    Stella, M. & Kleisner, K. (2010). Uexküllian Umwelt as Science and as Ideology: The Light and the Dark Side of a Concept. Theory in Biosciences, 129: 39-51.

     

    Kleisner, K.; Kočnar, T.; Rubešová,  A. & Flegr, J. (2010). Eye color predicts but does not directly influence perceived dominance in men. Personality and Individual Differences, 49: 59-64.

     

    Kleisner, K.; Ivell, R.; Flegr, J. (2010). The Evolutionary History of Testicular Externalization and the Origin of the Scrotum.  Journal of Biosciences, 35: 27-37.

     

    Markoš, A.; Grygar, F.; Hajnal, L.; Kleisner, K.; Kratochvíl, Z. & Neubauer Z. (2009). Aut Moses, Aut Darwin? In: Global Perspectives on Science and Spirituality; Pranab Das (ed.), pp. 127-142.

     

    Kleisner, K.; Stella, M. (2009). Monsters We Met, Monsters We Made: On the Parallel Emergence of Phenotypic Similarity under Domestication. Sign Systems Studies, 37: 104-124.

     

    Kočnar, T. & Kleisner, K. (2009) Oko za Oko: Struktura a význam v evoluci ornamentury organismálních povrchů. In: Krása, krajina, příroda. Kapitoly o roli estetických hodnot ve vztahu k přírodě, krajině a životnímu prostředí: Stibral, K. & Dadejík, O. (Eds), Nakladatelství Dokořán, pp. 254-264.

    Kleisner, K.; Markoš, A. (2009). Mutual Understanding and Misunderstanding in Biological Systems Mediated by Self-representational Meaning of Organisms. Sign Systems Studies, 37: 299-310.

     

    Kleisner, K. (2008). The Semantic Morphology of Adolf Portmann: A Starting Point for the Biosemiotics of Organic Form? Biosemiotics, 1: 207-219.

     

    Kleisner, K. (2008). Homosemiosis, Mimicry, and Superficial Similarity: Notes on the Conceptualization of Independent Emergence of Similarity in Biology. Theory in Biosciences, 127: 15-21.

     

    Kleisner, K. (2008). Mezi formou a funkcí aneb po stopách knížete niternosti. K základům Portmannovy teoretické biologie. In: Biologie ve službách zjevu: K teoreticko-biologickým myšlenkám Adolfa Portmanna. K. Kleisner (ed.), AMFIBIOS vol. 8, Mervart, Červený Kostelec, pp. 109-135.

     

    Kleisner, K. (2008). Mimetische Ähnlichkeiten und ihre Interpretationen. In: Naturwissenschaft heute im Ansatz Goethes. Ein Prager Symposium D. Plestil; W. Schad (eds.), Mayer, Stuttgart, pp. 155-164.

     

    Kleisner, K. (2007) The formation of the theory of homology in biological sciences. Acta Biotheoretica, 55: 317–340.

     

    Stella, M. & Kleisner, K. (2007). Welt, Umwelt, Lebensraum: Uexküll, Lorenz a Gehlen: spor o světě člověka a světech zvířat. Lidé Města/Urban People, 21: 7-26.

     

    Markoš, A.; Grygar, F.; Kleisner, K.; Neubauer, Z. (2007). Towards a Darwinian biosemiotics. Life as mutual understanding. In: Introduction to biosemiotics (M. Barbieri (ed.). Springer, Dordrecht, pp. 235-255.

     

    Stella, M. & Kleisner, K. (2006). Odvrácená strana umweltu aneb o čem se (ne)mluví. In: Umwelt: Koncepce žitého světa Jakoba von Uexkülla, A. Kliková & K. Kleisner (eds.) AMFIBIOS, vol. 4., pp. 123-159.

     

    Kleisner, K. & Markoš, M. (2005) The Semetic Rings: Towards the New Concept of Mimetic Resemblances. Theory in Biosciences, 123: 209-222.

     

    Hermann, T. & Kleisner, K. (2005). Biolog Michail M. Novikov - kapitola z dějin ruské vědy v emigraci (Biologist Mikhail M. Novikov – A Chapter from the History of Russian Science in Emigration). Český časopis historický/Czech Historical Review, 103: 313-353.

     

    Hermann, T. & Kleisner, K. (2005) The Five “Homes” of Zoologist Mikhail M. Novikov (1876-1965). Analogy and Adaptation in One's Life and as a Principle of Biological Investigation, Jahrbuch für Europäische Wissenschaftskultur/Yearbook for History of European Culture of Science, 1: 87-130.

     

    Hermann, T. & Kleisner, K. (2004). Der russische Zoologe Michail Michailovitsch Novikov (1876-1965) als Emigrant und theoretischer Biologe. Práce z dějin vědy/ Studies in the History of Sciences and Humanities, vol. 17, pp. 222-241.

     

    Kleisner, K. (2004). Idealistic morphology and correlations in Rádl’s biology. In: Emanuel Rádl – vědec a filosof / Emanuel Rádl – Scientist and Philosopher, Práce z dějin vědy/Studies in the History of Sciences and Humanities, vol. 16 (Oikoymenh), pp. 143-152.

     

     

    Ostaní publikace, recenze, popularní statě apod./ Other publications

     

     

    Pecháček, P.;  Stella, D.; Kleisner, K. (2012). Ultrafialový svět bezobratlých. Živa, 60 (1): 25-28.

     

    Hermann, T. & Kleisner, K. (2009). Between Science and Politics: Activities of Russian biologists in inter-war Czechoslovakia. In: Conference proceedings from 3rd ICESHS, Vienna, September 2008.

     

    Kleisner, K. (2008). Portmann a jeho parta. Vesmír, 87: 417.

     

    Kleisner, K. (2008). Slovo úvodem: "Po stezkách" versus "Na scestí". In: Biologie ve službách zjevu: K teoreticko-biologickým myšlenkám Adolfa Portmanna. K. Kleisner (ed.), AMFIBIOS vol. 8, Mervart, Červený Kostelec, pp. 7-9.

     

    Kleisner, K. & Stella, M. (2007). O umweltu aneb chráníme svůj svět (Popular article). Ekolist 06/07: 20-21

     

    Kleisner, K. (2006). Slovo úvodem (Introduction). In: AMFIBIOS, vol. 4: A. Kliková & K. Kleisner, (eds.), Umwelt: Koncepce žitého světa Jakoba von Uexkülla. Merwart, Červený Kostelec.

     

    Kleisner, K. (2006). Biologické omalovánky aneb volte Portwina (Epilogue). In: Stibral, K. Darwin a estetika. AMFIBIOS vol. 3., Merwart, Červený Kostelec, pp. 153-157.

     

    Hermann, T. & Kleisner, K. (2005) Ediční poznámka (Editorial). In: AMFIBIOS vol. 2: Daněk, T. & Markoš, T., Život čmelákův, pp. 202-203. Merwart, Červený Kostelec.

     

    Havlíček, J. & Kleisner, K. (2005). Rudá žeň (Book review). Vesmír, 84: 752-753.

     

    Hermann, T. & Kleisner, K. (2004). Znaky a struktura života (Report). Kuděj: časopis pro kulturní dějiny, 6: 103-105.

     

     

    Připravil/ Edited
     

    Kleisner, K (ed.) (2008). Biologie ve službách zjevu: K teoreticko-biologickým myšlenkám Adolfa Portmanna. AMFIBIOS vol. 8, Mervart, Červený Kostelec.

     

    Kliková, A. & Kleisner, K (eds.) (2006). Umwelt: Koncepce žitého světa Jakoba von Uexkülla. AMFIBIOS vol. 4, Mervart, Červený Kostelec.

     

    Co-editor (with T. Hermann) of AMFIBIOS/Studies of the Department of Philosophy and History of Sciences

     

    Editorial board member of journal Biosemiotics (Springer)

     

     

    Přeložil/ Translated

     

    Lavers, Ch. (2004) Proč mají sloni velké uši (orig. Why elephants have big ears), Argo & Dokořán, 264 pp.

     

     

    Mluvil/ Some conference abstracts and talks

     

    Kleisner, K.: Idealistic morphology and correlations in Rádl’s biology. Emanuel Rádl - vědec a filosof / Emanuel Rádl - Scientist and Philosopher; Prague: 9. – 12 .2. 2003.

     

    Hermann, T.; Kleisner, K: Věda v exilu: konference z cyklu „Česká věda ve dvacátém století“;„Pět vlastí zoologa M.M. Novikova“, Praha: 11. – 12. 11. 2003

     

    Kleisner, K. ; Stella, M.: Die Horizonte der Umwelten. Erbwelt und Umwelt. (International workshop; CZ, Germany, Österreich); castle Hrubá Skála: 13. – 15. 2. 2004.

     

    Kleisner, K.: Genes – Memes – Semes: Towards the New Concept of Mimicry. Gatherings in Biosemiotics IV, Prague: 1. – 4. 7. 2004.

     

    Kleisner, K.: The Biological Turmoil on the Border of Homology: the Quest for a New Concept of Resemblances in Living Nature. Goethes Naturwissenschaft und der heutige goetheanistische Naturwissenschaft; Prague: 24. – 26. 9. 2004

     

    Kleisner, K. ; Hajnal L.: The pretty carabids in a small world: Inferring biological resemblances from the small world network. Gatherings in Biosemiotics V; Urbino (Italy): 20 – 24. 7. 2005.

     

    Kleisner, K. ; Markoš, A.: Mutual understanding as a prerequisite of biotic evolution. The 9th World Congress of the International Association for Semiotic Studies - Helsinki/Imatra: June 11-17, 2007.

     

    Kočnar, T.; Kleisner, K.: Oko za oko: Znak, struktura a význam v evoluci ornamentury organismálních povrchů KRÁSA, KRAJINA, PŘÍRODA: Interdisciplinární konference o roli estetických hodnot ve vztahu k přírodě, krajině a životnímu prostředí. Praha 16.-17.10.2007

     

    Kleisner, K.: Eye for Eye: On the Evolution of Semantic Organs by Means of Signification. The 8th Annual Gatherings in Biosemiotics. University of the Aegean, Syros, Greece: June 23-28, 2008.

     

    Hermann, T.; Kleisner, K.: Between Science and Politics: Activities of Russian Biologists in Interwar Czechoslovakia. The 3rd International Conference of the European Society for the History of Science: Styles of Thinking in Science and TechnologyVienna, September 10 - 12, 2008
     
    Kleisner, K.: Resemblance and re-evolution: internalistic explanation of the parallel emergence of biological similarities in phenotypic evolution. Resemblances in nature and culture: theoretical and semiotic perspectives. University of Tartu and Estonian Naturalists’ Society, Tartu, Estonia, November 8 – 9, 2008.
     
    Kleisner, K.: On the Theoretical Biology of Adolf Portmann: Interdependence of the Outermost and the Innermost. Department of Semiotics, University of Tartu, Estonia. November 10, 2008.

     

    Maran, T. & Kleisner, K.: Semiotic Selection, Cooption, and Good Old Darwin: Is There a Common Basis for the Explanation of Mimicry, Sexual Selection, and Domestication? The Ninth Annual International Gatherings in Biosemiotics, Prague, Czech Republic, June 30 -July 5, 2009.
     
    Valentová, j.; Kleisner, K & Havlíček, H.: Face of sexual orientation: Differences in facial shape between heterosexual and homosexual men. Annual Meeting of International Academy of Sex Research, Prague, Czech Republic; July 25-28, 2010. (poster)
     
    Kleisner, K. & Kočnar, T.: Eye color and facial shape form one semantic ornament: On the semiotic co-option of iris color. The Tenth Annual International Gatherings in Biosemiotics, Braga, Portugal, June 22-27, 2010.
     
    Kleisner, K.: Geometric morphometrics – a possible method for zoosemiotics. International conference “Zoosemiotics and Animal Representations” Tartu, Estonia, April 4–8, 2011.