by MICHEL FOUCAULT Everyone knows that in France there are few logicians but many historians of science; and that in the ‘philosophical establishment’. Georges Canguilhem was a French philosopher and physician who specialized in Likewise, Foucault, in his introduction to Canguilhem’s The Normal and the Pathological, wrote: Take away Canguilhem and you will no longer understand. The Normal and the Pathological has ratings and 9 reviews. Philippe said: Can a book change your life? I read it at the high school on the advices of.

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Jeffrey Tallane rated it yeorges was amazing Oct 03, Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University’s proxy server Configure custom proxy use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy. More than just a great theoretician, Canguilhem was one of the few philosophers of the 20th century to develop an approach that was shaped by a medical education.

The Normal and the Pathological

Health is a regulatory fly-wheel of the possibilities of reaction. Pathklogical il sapere filosofico si unisce alla pratica medica He took up a post at the Clermont-Ferrand based University of Strasbourg inand received his medical doctorate inin the middle of World War II. Jul 02, David M rated it it was amazing. Science Logic and Mathematics.

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Georges Canguilhem, The Normal and the Pathological – PhilPapers

His work focused on the one hand on the concepts of “normal” and “pathological” and, on the other, a critical history of the formation of concepts such as “reflex” in the history of science.


The Return of Vitalism: Civelek rated it really liked it Feb 07, Canguilhem was originally hostile to the ideas of Henri Bergson and vitalism but was later influenced by them and developed his own “idiosyncratic brand of vitalism.

After years of neglect, a great deal of Canguilhem’s writings have been translated into English. Foucault also wrote Discipline and Punishment: Certainly a living being’s excrement can be food for another living being but not for him.

But it is in the rage of guilt as in the clamor of suffering that innocence and health arise as the terms of a regression as impossible as it is sought after.

Find it on Scholar. Meera rated it it was amazing Sep 02, Nolan rated amd it was amazing Feb 11, Bernhard Waldenfels – – Schutzian Research 1: Le Normal et la pathologique is an extended exploration into the nature and meaning of normality in medicine and biology, the production and institutionalization of medical knowledge.

French Toast-man rated it really liked it Nov 03, Canguilhem, Bergson and the Project of Biophilosophy.

Georges Canguilhem – Wikipedia

Regarded as one of the great French thinkers teh the twentieth century, Foucault’s interest was in the human sciences, areas such as psychiatry, language, literature, and intellectual history. The Normal and the Pathological is one of the crucial contributions to the history of science in the last half century.

There he taught at the University of Paris and the College of France, where he served as the chairman of History of Systems of Thought until his death.


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Georges Canguilhem

This article has no associated abstract. Books by Georges Canguilhem. To be in good health means being able to fall sick and recover, it is a biol “Health is a set of securities and assurances The Normal and the Pathological.

canguilem Open Preview See a Problem? Sign in to use this feature. It takes as its starting point the sudden appearance of biology as a science in the 19th-century and examines the conditions determining its particular makeup. Life is usually just this side of its possibilities, but when necessary is shows itself above its anticipated capacity Francesco Ranieri rated it really liked it Aug 21, Rebecca Guy rated it it was amazing Jul 30, Thanks for telling us about the problem.

Take away Canguilhem and you will no longer understand much about Althusser, Althusserism and a whole series of discussions which have taken place among French Marxists; you will no longer grasp what is specific to sociologists such as BourdieuCastelPasseron and what marks them so strongly within sociology ; you will miss an pathologiczl aspect of the theoretical work done by psychoanalystsparticularly by the followers of Lacan.

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