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Eichmann, Klaus

The Network Collective

The Network Collective

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Table of contents

1. Autobiographical note

Part I. Scientific Knowledge, Delusive or Deductive

2. Realism, constructivism, and the naiveté of the experimental scientist

3. Beyond underdeterminism: Popper, Kuhn, et al.

4. The anthropology of science: Ludwik Fleck et al.

5. The science wars

Part II. Origins, Rise, and Fall of the Network Paradigm

6. The immune system, pre-network paradigms

7. The necessity for an interactive theory of immunity

8. Proto-ideas of the network theory: antibody self-regulation, idiotypy, the brain analogy, and cybernetics

9. The idiotypic network theory

10. The T cell receptor puzzle

11. Suppression turned idiotypic

12. Network mannerism

13. Post-network immunology: Idiotypic network continues at the bedside

14. Hindsight

Part III. Science between Fact and Fiction

15. The fictional nature of scientific notions

16. Fiction turned fact: The case of antibodies

17. The enticing network: Fiction forever

18. Logic and laws in life science

Keywords: SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biology / General SCI008000

Author(s)
Publisher
Springer
Publication year
2008
Language
en
Edition
1
Category
Natural Sciences
Format
Ebook
eISBN (PDF)
9783764383732

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