The immune self: Practicing meaning in vivo

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)55-62
Number of pages8
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2012


  • Cognition
  • Contextualism
  • Immune self
  • Interdisciplinary research
  • Meaning-making

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Arts and Humanities
  • General Social Sciences
  • Cognitive Neuroscience


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