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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I read it at the high school georgs the advices of my professor of philosophy. Rosemarie Garland-Thomson – – Hypatia 26 3: Regarded as one of the great French thinkers of the twentieth century, Foucault’s interest was in the human sciences, areas such as psychiatry, language, literature, and intellectual history.

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Civelek rated it really liked it Feb 07, Angela rated it really liked it Nov 23, Want to Read saving…. Canguilhem was an important influence on the thought of Michel Foucault and Louis Althusser, in particular for the way in which he poses the problem of how new domains of knowledge come into being and how they are part of a discontinuous history of human thought.

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Views Read Edit View history. What is most interesting is A very important book, profound, but occasionally difficult to get through. Find it tge Scholar. Loyse rated it it was amazing Aug 05, But it is in the rage of guilt as in georrges clamor of suffering that innocence and health arise as the terms of a regression as impossible as it is sought after.


After years of neglect, a great deal of Canguilhem’s writings have been translated into English.

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Beyond his writing, Canguilhem was incredibly influential in the second half of the 20th century in France through his institutional positions as Inspector General and, later, President of the Jury d’Agregation in Philosophy.

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The Normal and the Pathological

Matt Giles rated it it was amazing Mar 13, Mouchette rated it liked it Mar 16, This entry has no external links. 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. The Study of the Regenesis of Mind in the 21st Century. Retrieved from ” https: Return to Book Page.

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Alison Dell rated it it was amazing Jun 21, Transdisciplinary Perspectives in Bioethics and Biopolitics. Grant Andersen rated it liked it Aug 14, What is most interesting is the assault on the perception of life sciences, the investigation of how they are framed and frame themselves, teasing pathologicao conclusions into various threads – the normal, norms, normativity, error, health, disease, physiology – and using this analysis to challenge the self-conception.

It is appropriate to contrast to the overly exploited Socratic maxim no knowing man is evil, the opposite maxim that no one is good who is aware of being so.

It is still hormal seminal work in medical anthropology and the history of ideas, and is widely influential in part thanks to Canguilhem’s influence on Michel Foucault. Happy to have corrected that omission. Sign in to use this feature. David Benbow rated it really liked it May 08, Point being, there are long passages of medical detail that are impenetrable and uninteresting to someone coming at this from a philosophical or history of science angle.

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