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Pradeu, Thomas (2019) Philosophy of Immunology.

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Immunology is central to contemporary biology and medicine, but it also provides novel philosophical insights. Its most significant contribution to philosophy concerns the understanding of biological individuality: what a biological individual is, what makes it unique, how its boundaries are established and what ensures its identity through time. Immunology also offers answers to some of the most interesting philosophical questions. What is the definition of life? How are bodily systems delineated? How do the mind and the body interact? In this Element, Thomas Pradeu considers the ways in which immunology can shed light on these and other important philosophical issues.


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Pradeu, Thomas
Depositing User: Thomas Pradeu
Date Deposited: 24 Oct 2020 19:51
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2020 19:51
Item ID: 18291
Official URL: http://doi.org/10.1017/9781108616706
DOI or Unique Handle: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108616706
Date: 2019
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/18291

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