Tending Adam's Garden - Evolving the Cognitive Immune Self

Tending Adam's Garden - Evolving the Cognitive Immune Self

von: Irun R. Cohen

Elsevier Trade Monographs, 2000

ISBN: 9780080542331 , 296 Seiten

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Tending Adam's Garden - Evolving the Cognitive Immune Self


 

Front Cover

1

Tending Adam's Garden: Evolving the Cognitive Immune Self

4

Copyright Page

5

Contents

12

About the Author

8

From the Pre-publication Quotes

9

Prologue

14

Chapter 1. Introduction

22

On Individuality

24

Chapter 2. On Causality and Evolution

28

Causality

30

Emergence

48

Evolution

61

Comparative Summary of Evolution

71

Chapter 3. On Cognition

76

Defining a Cognitive System

78

Decisions

85

Cognitive Images

91

Self-organization

103

The Cognitive Strategy

112

Comparative Summary of Cognition

115

Chapter 4. On Immunity

122

Immune Agents: Basic Briefing

124

Maintenance

139

Receptors

146

Degeneracy, Pleiotropia, Redundancy, Randomness

159

Geometry of Immune Cognition and Co-respondence

170

Dynamics of Immune Cognition

187

Self-organization of Immune Cognition

193

Images and Patterns of Immune Cognition

195

Cognitive Decision-making

202

Comparative Summary of Immunity

210

Chapter 5. On Autoimmunity

216

Clonal Selection Theory Viewpoint

218

Organization of Autoimmunity

221

Utility of Autoimmunity

233

Causation of Autoimmune Disease

240

Therapy of Autoimmune Disease

249

Autoimmunity is of the Essence

257

Comparative Summary of Autoimmunity

258

Chapter 6. On Tending Adam's Garden

262

Adam

264

Tending the Garden

268

References

278

Index

280