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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Canguilhem analyzes the radically new way in which health and disease were defined in the early 19th-century, showing that the emerging categories of the normal and the pathological were far from being georgew scientific concepts.

The Normal and the Pathological. Stacy rated it really liked it May 01, Meera rated it it was amazing Sep 02, This article has no associated abstract. View all 8 comments. Morton Prince – canguilhsm New York: No trivia or quizzes yet.

He demonstrates how the epistemological foundations of modern biology and medicine were intertwined with political, economic, and technological imperatives.

Jeffrey Tallane rated it it was amazing Oct 03, On the Normativity of the Immune System. Pathological status must be defined both quanttatively and qualiatively. At this time, I hesitated between medicine and philosophy. Continental philosophy French rationalism French historical epistemology [2] Anti-positivism.

Questioning on the concept of normality, he gives the patient to the center of the medical approach: Jun 05, Jake rated it it was amazing. Sign in to use this feature.


Canguilhem fights positivism very present in medicine as in Claude Bernard for example.

Transdisciplinary Perspectives in Bioethics and Biopolitics. Recomiendo leerlo con cuidado y sin muchas distracciones, es todo un reto. Zane Jakobsone rated it liked it Apr 17, 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.

Kristien rated it it was amazing Oct 03, The Normal and the Pathological by Georges Canguilhem. Retrieved from ” https: 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.

For him, the pathological status is defined like a quantitative variation compared to the normality.

The Normal and the Pathological

History and philosophy of sciencehistorical epistemologyphilosophy of biologyphilosophy of medicine. Jean rated it it was ok Aug 24, Rosemarie Garland-Thomson – – Hypatia 26 3: Sep 30, Marco Pontual rated it it was ok.

What distinguishes A wise, provocative book. A wise, provocative book. This page was last edited on 1 Octoberat Foucault’s initial study of these subjects used an archaeological method, which involved sifting through seemingly unrelated scholarly minutia of a certain time period in order to reconstruct, analyze, and classify the age according to the types of knowledge that were possible during that time.

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Among them are a collection of essays entitled A Vital Rationalist and his most celebrated work, The Normal and the Pathological. 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. Pathologicwl Concept of a Scientific Medicine.


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By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Canguilhem fights po Can a book change your life? Alison Dell rated it it was amazing Jun 21, French Toast-man rated it really liked it Nov 03, Abraham Rudnick – – Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 25 5: Matt Giles rated it it was amazing Thd 13, 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.

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