Neuman Y. (2012) The immune self: Practicing meaning in vivo. Avant 3(1): 55–62. https://cepa.info/787
The immune self: Practicing meaning in vivo.
Avant 3(1): 55–62.
Fulltext at https://cepa.info/787
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 of 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. Relevance: The author claims that our immune system is a meaning-making system in the context of biology of cognition as well as the hermeneutical tradition.