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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: Doc., Mgr., Ph.D.
Povolání/Occupation: Associate 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

Prezentace v PDF (55 MB)

     

    Organismus – Řád i Neřád/ Organism – Order and Dis-order

     

    Cvičení z evoluční biologie/ Practises from Evolutionary Biology

    Publikace/ Publications

    Brejcha, J., & Kleisner, K. (2015). Turtles Are Not Just Walking Stones: Conspicuous Coloration and Sexual Selection in Freshwater Turtles. Biosemiotics, 1-20.
    Kleisner, K. (2015). Semantic organs: the concept and its theoretical ramifications. Biosemiotics, 1-13.
    Little, A. C., Třebický, V., Havlíček, J., Roberts, S. C., & Kleisner, K. (2015). Human perception of fighting ability: facial cues predict winners and losers in mixed martial arts fights. Behavioral Ecology, arv089.

    Kleisner, K.; Brejcha, J.; Pecháček, P. (2014) Evoluce a zdroje proměnlivosti sémantických orgánů. In: Dadejík, O., Filip, J., Kaplický, M. (eds.). Krása a zvíře.Studie o vztahu estetických a etických hodnot zvířat. Dokořán, Praha.

    Pechacek, P., Stella, D., Keil, P., Kleisner, K. (2014). Environmental effects on the shape variation of male ultraviolet patterns in the brimstone butterfly (Gonepteryx rhamni, Pieridae, Lepidoptera). Naturwissenschaften, DOI: 10.1007/s00114-014-1244-5

    Třebický, V., Fialová, J., Kleisner, K., Roberts, S. C., Little, A. C., & Havlíček, J. (2014) Further evidence for links between facial width-to-height ratio and fighting success: Commentary on Zilioli et al. (2014). Aggressive Behavior. DOI: 10.1002/ab.21559

    Kleisner, K.; Maran, T. (2014). Visual communication in animals: Applying Portmannian and Uexküllian biosemiotic approach. In Machin, D. (ed.) Visual Communication. De Gruyter. pp. 659-676.

    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-Garduno, 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.

    Markoš, A.;Grygar, F.; Hajnal, L.; Kleisner, K.; Kratochvíl, Z. & Neubauer Z. (2009). Life As Its Own Designer: Darwin’s Origin and Western Thought. Springer, Dordrecht.

    Kleisner, K. (2009) Chitin a čas: poznámky k dějinám oboru entomologie v českých zemích (1900 - 1950) (Chitin and time: Notes to the History of Entomology in Czech lands, 1900 – 1950). Práce z dějin vědy/Studies in the History of Sciences and Humanities, vol. 21, pp. 457-474.

    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.

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    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.