Category Archives: Georges Canguilhem

Two reviews of The Early Foucault (Polity, 2021) by Colin Koopman and Jasper Friedrich – and a note on Heidegger

There are two recent reviews of The Early Foucault by Colin Koopman at The Review of Politics (requires subscription) and Jasper Friedrich at Foucault Studies (open access). They are generous and appreciative, though not uncritical. I’m grateful to both for taking the time to … Continue reading

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A 1970 French interdisciplinary seminar on structuralism, attended by Foucault, Canguilhem, Bourdieu, Serres, Thom et. al., its published traces and a request for help

This is a short account of an interesting event and a rather specialist request for help. In the late 1960s, 1970s and early 1980s the Institut collégial européen organised a series of events, most of which were reported in their annual … Continue reading

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Books received – Ginzburg, Kelly, Camelli, Massey, Trubetzkoy, Foucault, Derrida, Brighenti & Kärrholm

Older books by Ginzburg and Trubetzkoy, the new lecture courses from Foucault and Derrida, Mark Kelly, Normal Now: Individualism as Conformity (which I endorsed), Michele Camelli, Canguilhem philosophe, Doreen Massey, Selected Political Writings (sent by Lawrence & Wishart), and Territories, … Continue reading

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Indo-European Thought project update 3: Paris – Foucault, Canguilhem, Dumézil

I had a good two-week visit to Paris, where I worked at both the Mitterand and Richelieu sites of the Bibliothèque nationale, the Collège de France and the École normale supérieure. It was something of a transitional trip, doing a … Continue reading

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’Message ou bruit?’ Resituating a short text by Foucault on medicine

I’ve mentioned before how Dits et écrits, which is an excellent collection, can sometimes decontextualise a piece by Foucault, making it hard to see why it was written. Tracking down the original publication of pieces can often be difficult but is … Continue reading

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Books received – Nietzsche, Kremer-Marietti, Deleuze, Althusser, Canguilhem, Foucault

Mostly bought second-hand, but also the latest volume of Canguilhem’s Œuvres and Foucault’s Phénoménologie et psychologie, edited by Philippe Sabot, which I bought in Paris.

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Georges Canguilhem, Œuvres complètes Tome II: Écrits de médecine et de philosophie – Vrin, October 2021

Georges Canguilhem, Œuvres complètes Tome II: Écrits de médecine et de philosophie – Vrin, October 2021 Good to see the next volume of this series listed – though previous volumes were often delayed, so the date is probably provisional. Ce … Continue reading

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Jean Cavaillès, The Second Davos University Conference with the Heidegger-Cassirer debate – new translation, and podcast

Jean Cavaillès, The Second Davos University Conference – new translation at Urbanomic. This is the event where Martin Heidegger and Ernst Cassirer had their debate. The translation is to mark the new translation of Jean Cavaillès, On Logic and the … Continue reading

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Jean Cavaillès, On Logic and the Theory of Science – Urbanomic, 2021

Jean Cavaillès, On Logic and the Theory of Science – Urbanomic, 2021 (UK sales; US sales) Translated by Knox Pedenand Robin Mackay. Preface by Gaston Bachelard. Introductory notice by Georges Canguilhem and Charles Ehresmann. Introduction by Knox Peden. In this … Continue reading

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Emanuel Clairizio, Robert Poma and Michel Spanò (eds.), Milieu, mi-lieu, milieux – Éditions Mimesis, 2020

Emanuel Clairizio, Robert Poma and Michel Spanò (eds.), Milieu, mi-lieu, milieux – Éditions Mimesis, 2020 Georges Canguilhem af­firmait que la notion de milieu s’était constituée « comme catégorie de la pensée contemporaine ». En effet, depuis que la biologie de … Continue reading

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