The Immune Self: Theory Or Metaphor?
Cambridge University Press, 1994 - 368 من الصفحات
This is the first book in a new series that will publish the very best work in the philosophy of biology. The series will be non- sectarian in character, will extend across the broadest range of topics, and will be genuinely interdisciplinary. The Immune Self is a critical study of immunology from its origins at the end of the 19th century to its contemporary formulation. The book offers the first extended philosophical critique of immunology, in which the function of the term 'self' that underlies the structure of current immune theory is analysed. However, this analysis is carefully integrated into a broad survey of the major scientific developments in immunology, a discussion of their historical context, and a review of the conceptual arguments that have molded this sophisticated modern science.
The phagocytosis theory
The triumph of immunology
The immune self declared
From theory to metaphor
Immunology gropes for its theory
The self and the phenomenological attitude
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activity analysis animals antibody antigen appears argued assumed attempt bacteriophage basis becomes biology body Burnet called cells central century Chapter clonal selection cognitive common complex concept concern consciousness construction context critical crucial defined definition discussed disease dynamic edited emerges entity essentially established existence experience fact forces formulation foundation function fundamental genes genetic given host human ibid idea identity immune system immunology important individual integrity interest issue Jerne knowledge language later living lymphocytes meaning mechanisms metaphor Metchnikoff mind molecular nature Nietzsche Nietzsche's notion object offered organism orientation original particular perception perspective phagocyte philosophical position present principle problem production question reaction reality recognition recognize referred regarded relation remains response role scientific selection selfhood sense serves simply specific structure studies Tauber theory things thinking thought tion Translated turn understanding University Press York
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