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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The Normal and the Pathological – Georges Canguilhem – Google Books
Likewise, what distinguishes the physiological from the pathological is not a physicochemical objective reality but a biological value. Ott P rated it it was amazing Dec 26, Canguilhem fights po Can a book change your life? He demonstrates how the epistemological foundations of modern biology and medicine were intertwined with cangujlhem, economic, and technological imperatives.
Canguilhem analyzes the radically new way in which health and disease were defined in the early The Normal and the Pathological is one of the crucial contributions to the history of science in the last half century. 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.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. 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.
Angela rated it really liked it Nov 23, Amin Turki – – Medicine Studies 3 1: What distinguishes food from excrement is not a physicochemical reality but norjal biological value. Books by Georges Canguilhem. But to fail to admit from a biological point of view, life differentiates between its states means condemning oneself to be even unable to distinguish food from excrement. The little red book. Sign in to use this feature.
Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. 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.
His work focused on the one hand on the concepts of “normal” and “pathological” and, on the other, mormal critical history of the formation of concepts such as “reflex” in the history of science. Dec 28, Ryan rated it really liked it Shelves: Loyse rated it it was amazing Aug 05, 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 objective scientific concepts.
What distinguishes A wise, provocative book. Canguilhem, resistant to the Nazi, physician georgez philosopher.
To be in good health means being able to fall sick and recover, it is a biological luxury. By he was the French equivalent of department chair in philosophy at Strasbourg as well. Among them are a collection of essays entitled A Vital Rationalist and his most celebrated work, The Normal and the Pathological. A Normative Analysis of Nursing Knowledge.
In short a model, a hero.
Using the pseudonym “Lafont” Canguilhem became active in the French Resistanceserving as a doctor in Auvergne. Can a book change your life?
Georges Canguilhem, The Normal and the Pathological – PhilPapers
He has given the aggregation of philosophy to Foucault. Canguilhem fights positivism very present in medicine as in Claude Bernard for example. 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.
Health is a regulatory fly-wheel of the possibilities of reaction.
Account Options Sign in. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. A very important book, profound, but occasionally difficult to get through.