Category Archives: Canguilhem

Canguilhem, Œuvres complètes Tome V : Histoire des sciences, épistémologie, commémorations 1966-1995 – to appear in January 2018

Georges Canguilhem, Œuvres complètes Tome V : Histoire des sciences, épistémologie, commémorations 1966-1995 will appear in January 2018 Quelque cent vingt écrits publiés de 1966 à 1995 composent ce tome V des Œuvres complètes de Georges Canguilhem. Une cinquantaine furent de ceux … Continue reading

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The Early Foucault Update 12: A writing/cycling retreat and some time in London’s libraries

As I said at the end of the last update on this book project, after the week in the Paris archives I took a week away on a kind of writing/cycling retreat. It started as the idea of a holiday, … Continue reading

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The Early Foucault update 11: Working in the Canguilhem archive at the École normale supérieure and at the Bibliothèque Sainte-Geneviève

I’ve been in Paris again for a few days, this time mainly to work at the Canguilhem archive at the Centre d’Archives de Philosophie, d’Histoire et d’Édition des Sciences (CAPHÉS) at the École normale supérieure. The collection comprises multiple boxes … Continue reading

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The Early Foucault update 9: from Shakespeare back to Foucault and Canguilhem

I’ve spent most of the first half of the summer revising my Shakespeare manuscript, which is now resubmitted. But I have been doing a little work on the early Foucault in the meantime, and on Canguilhem. With the latter, much … Continue reading

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Work for the summer – Shakespeare, Canguilhem and Foucault

My last talk of the 2016-17 academic year was in Stockholm at the Nordic Geographers Meeting. This academic year, despite saying ‘no’ quite a lot, I gave twenty visiting talks, in seven different countries (UK, Ireland, Germany, Netherlands, Sweden, Norway, … Continue reading

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Books received – Gilot, Boehringer and Lorenzini, Debrix, Chimisso, Merleau-Ponty, Sloterdijk, Stratford, Johnston and Sidaway

A pile of recently received books, many in recompense for review work. The Chimisso and Merleau-Ponty are for the Foucault and Canguilhem projects; but also second-hand copies of Françoise Gilot’s biography Life with Picasso, and Boehringer and Lorenzini’s collection on … Continue reading

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The Early Foucault update 7: Canguilhem, Barraqué, von Weizsäcker, and a short trip to the Bibliothèque Nationale

My focus for the last several weeks has been the work on Canguilhem, although as I’ve previously noted, I see these two projects as supporting each other. There have been lots of moments when I’ve thought ‘I know that because … Continue reading

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The Canguilhem book project – Oeuvres complètes, initial work, aims and translation

I don’t plan to write detailed posts on the work I’m doing on Georges Canguilhem for the book for Polity’s Key Contemporary Thinkers series, unlike the ones which I’ve been writing on the work on Foucault. (More background on this … Continue reading

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Writing a book on Georges Canguilhem for Polity’s Key Contemporary Thinkers series

As part of my research on the very early Foucault, I’ve been looking at the work of some of his teachers and other inspirations. One of those figures was Georges Canguilhem, who ended up being the rapporteur for Foucault’s doctoral … Continue reading

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