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The network collective : rise and fall of a scientific paradigm

Author: Klaus Eichmann
Publisher: Basel ; Boston : Birkhäuser, ©2008.
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The network paradigm once dominated immunological research and even garnered its originator a Nobel Prize. It has since been criticized and largely abandoned. This book is a firsthand account of the  Read more...

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Eichmann, Klaus, 1939-
Network collective.
Basel ; Boston : Birkhäuser, c2008
(DLC) 2008930062
(OCoLC)233934316
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Klaus Eichmann
ISBN: 9783764383725 3764383720 9783764383732 3764383739
OCLC Number: 406518778
Description: 1 online resource (vi, 274 p.) : ill.
Contents: Autobiographical note.- Autobiographical note.- Scientific Knowledge, Delusive or Deductive.- Realism, constructivism, and the naivete of the experimental scientist.- Beyond underdeterminism: Popper, Kuhn, et al..- The anthropology of science: Ludwik Fleck et al..- The science wars.- Origins, Rise, and Fall of the Network Paradigm.- The immune system, pre-network paradigms.- The necessity for an interactive theory of immunity.- Proto-ideas of the network theory: antibody self-regulation, idiotypy, the brain analogy, and cybernetics.- The idiotypic network theory.- The T cell receptor puzzle.- Suppression turned idiotypic.- Network mannerism.- Post-network immunology: Idiotypic network continues at the bedside.- Hindsight.- Science between Fact and Fiction.- The fictional nature of scientific notions.- Fiction turned fact: The case of antibodies.- The enticing network: Fiction forever.- Logic and laws in life science.
Responsibility: Klaus Eichmann.
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