Biology and Philosophy 29 (6):885-895 (2014)

Matt Haber
University of Utah
Thomas Pradeu’s The Limits of the Self provides a precise account of biological identity developed from the central concepts of immunology. Yet the central concepts most relevant to this task are themselves deemed inadequate, suffering from ambiguity and imprecision. Pradeu seeks to remedy this by proposing a new guiding theory for immunology, the continuity theory. From this, an account of biological identity is provided in terms of uniqueness and individuality, ultimately leading to a defense of the heterogeneous organism as expressing the highest degree of individuality
Keywords Immunology  Organism  Development  Physiology  Identity  Self-nonself
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DOI 10.1007/s10539-014-9457-8
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