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The Immune Self (Cambridge Studies in Philosophy and Biology)

by Alfred I. Tauber

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  • 15 Currently reading

Published by Cambridge University Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Biology, Life Sciences,
  • Philosophy of science,
  • Social & political philosophy,
  • Science,
  • Immunology,
  • Philosophy Of Biology,
  • Philosophy,
  • General,
  • Philosophy & Social Aspects,
  • Immunology--Philosophy,
  • Philosophy / General,
  • Philosophy-General,
  • Science / Philosophy & Social Aspects,
  • Life Sciences - Biology - General

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages365
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL7746906M
    ISBN 100521574439
    ISBN 109780521574433

      The Immune Self is a critical study of immunology from its origins at the end of the nineteenth 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/5(5). The immune system in a broad sense is a mechanism that allows a living organism to discriminate between "self" and "non-self." Examples of immune systems occur in .

    Principles o Vaccination 1 1 Immunology and Vaccine-Preventable Diseases Immunology is a complicated subject, and a detailed. discussion of it is beyond the scope of this text. However, an understanding of the basic function of the immune system is useful in order to understand both how vaccines work and the basis of recommendations for their use. From the immune self to moral agency Comments45 Alfred I. Tauber Center for Philosophy and History of Science Boston University, USA Editorial abstract Author comments on the changes in the philosophy of immunology that have oc-curred since the publication of his book The Immune Self: Theory or Metaphor?, as.

    Contents 1 Introduction 2 Self and Nonself 3 The Structure of the Immune System 7 Immune Cells and Their Products 19 Mounting an Immune Response 24 Immunity: Natural and Acquired 28 Disorders of the Immune System 34 Immunology and Transplants 36 Immunity and Cancer 39 The Immune System and the Nervous System 40 Frontiers in Immunology 45 Summary 47 . "A deeply reported and entertainingly written exploration of the human immune system and how it works." —USA Today The Pulitzer Prize–winning New York Times journalist "explicates for the lay reader the intricate biology of our immune system" (Jerome Groopman, MD, New York Review of Books). National Bestseller * The essential book to read to understand your immune system .


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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.

The Immune Self is a critical study of immunology from its origins at the end of the nineteenth 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 analyzed/5.

The Immune Self is a critical study of immunology from its origins at the end of the nineteenth 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.

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