A vital rationalist : selected writings from Georges Canguilhem

Canguilhem, Georges, 1904-1995

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  • Creator edited by Franc̜ois Delaporte ; translated by Arthur Goldhammer with an introduction by Paul Rabinow and a critical bibliography by Camille Limoges
  • Format Books
  • Contributors
  • Publication New York : Zone Books, [1994] ©1994
  • Physical Details
    • 481 pages ; 24 cm
  • ISBNs 9780942299724, 0942299728
  • OCLC ocm28215722

Notes

  • Includes bibliographical references and index.

Contents

  • The history of science -- The various models -- The history of the history of science -- Epistemology of biology -- Epistemology of physiology : A baroque physiology ; An experimental science ; The major problems of nineteenth-century physiology -- Epistemology of medicine : The limits of healing ; The new situation of medicine ; A medical revolution -- Cell theory -- The concept of reflex -- Biological objects -- René Descartes -- Auguste Comte -- Claude Bernard -- Knowledge and the living : Science and life ; The concept of life -- The normal and the pathological : Introduction to the problem ; The identity of the two states ; Implications and counterpositions -- Normality and normativity
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