Volume 13 · Number 1 · Pages 149–150
Diseases: Loss of Inner Harmonies?

Humberto R. Maturana

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Open peer commentary on the article “The Epigenetic Immune Network” by Nelson Monteiro Vaz & Luiz Antônio Botelho Andrade. Upshot: An organism is a harmonious closed network of molecular and cellular interactions that produce molecular and cellular transformations and replacements in the continuous realization of its molecular autopoiesis. The processes that we call immunity are dynamics of recovery of that harmony when it is lost as a result of the appearance or intrusion of molecules that do not normally pertain to it, which destroy that harmony, giving rise to what is lived as a disease.


Maturana H. R. (2017) Diseases: Loss of inner harmonies? Constructivist Foundations 13(1): 149–150. http://constructivist.info/13/1/149

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