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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Victoria Margree – – Philosophy, Psychiatry, and Psychology 9 4: 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. I am totally obsessed with this book, I keep reading it over and over again.

Tne are no discussion topics on this book yet. At this time, I hesitated between medicine and philosophy. Feb 27, Philippe Malzieu rated it it was amazing. Rosemarie Garland-Thomson – – Hypatia 26 3: Sign in Create an account. Jun 05, Jake rated it it was amazing. Amin Turki – – Medicine Studies 3 1: Be the first to ask a question about The Normal and the Pathological.

Canguilhem, resistant to the Nazi, physician and philosopher. The Normal and Pathological: He demonstrates how the epistemological foundations of modern biology anx medicine were intertwined with political, economic, and technological imperatives.


Retrieved from ” https: Grant Andersen rated it liked it Aug 14, Le Normal et la pathologique is an extended exploration into the nature and meaning of normality in medicine and biology, the production and tye of medical knowledge. Account Options Sign in. Want to Read saving….

What is most interesting is A very important book, profound, but occasionally difficult to get through. 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.

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His impact on thinkers such as Derrida, Althusser, Lacan, and particularly Foucault, are easy to trace and to “feel. My library Help Advanced Book Search.

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Further, in the entire discussion of ideas which preceded or followed the movement of ’68it is easy to find the place of those who, from near or from afar, had been trained by Canguilhem. 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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A very important book, profound, but occasionally difficult to get through.

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Angela rated it really liked it Nov 23, What is most interesting is the assault on the perception of life sciences, the investigation of how they are framed and frame themselves, teasing their cangkilhem into various threads – the normal, norms, normativity, error, health, disease, physiology – and using this analysis to challenge the self-conception. The Case for Conserving Disability. The little red book. Life is usually just this side of its possibilities, but when necessary is shows itself above its anticipated capacity Doubled Otherness in Ethnopsychiatry.

Ott P rated it it was amazing Dec 26, Loyse rated it it was amazing Aug 05, 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.

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