Canguilhem – short post on the Polity blog

Canguilhem coverI’ve written a short piece about George Canguilhem and my book on him at the Polity blog. More details on the book itself can be found here.

On Valentine’s day 1966, Louis Althusser wrote to his translator and lover Franca Madonia, mentioning that he had met up with Georges Canguilhem, his former teacher. Canguilhem was described by Althusser as “one of our old masters, a fierce man, angry, shy and violent, who convinced himself, after years of mistrust, that we really loved him”. [continues here]

 

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