The Immune Self: Practicing Meaning in vivo

Avant 3 (1):55-62 (2012)
Abstract
The immune self is our reified way to describe the processes through which the immune system maintains the differentiated identity of the organism and itself. This is an interpretative process, and to study it in a scientifically constructive way we should merge a long hermeneutical tradition asking questions about the nature of interpretation, together with modern understanding of the immune system, emerging sensing technologies and advanced computational tools for analyzing the sensors' data
Keywords cognition  contextualism  meaning-making  interdisciplinary research  immune self
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