Stuart Elden, Canguilhem – Polity Key Contemporary Thinkers series, now published

This book should now be available in the US and worldwide.

Progressive Geographies

Canguilhem coverMy study of George Canguilhem for Polity’s Key Contemporary Thinkers series is now released in the UK in both hardback and paperback. It should be available in North America and worldwide over the next couple of months. [Update April 23 – now available worldwide]

Although it is coming out very shortly after Shakespearean Territories, the manuscripts were actually submitted about a year apart – Polity are much faster at getting books through production.

Georges Canguilhem (1904-95) was an influential historian and philosopher of science, as renowned for his teaching as for his writings. He is best known for his book The Normal and the Pathological, originally his doctoral thesis inmedicine, but he also wrote a thesis in philosophy on the concept of the reflex, supervised by Gaston Bachelard. He was the sponsor of Michel Foucault’s doctoral thesis on madness. However, his work extends far beyond what is suggested…

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