Category Archives: Georges Canguilhem

The Early Foucault update 30: working at the BnF, Collège de France, Archives Nationales, and Sorbonne

In the last update, I mentioned the work I’d been doing in Paris and Tübingen, and said I’d agreed to write a book on Foucault in the 1960s, again for Polity, with the working title of The Archaeology of Foucault … Continue reading

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‘Georges Canguilhem : les traces du métier’ – special issue of Revue philosophique de la France et de l’étranger 2020/1

Georges Canguilhem : les traces du métier – special issue of Revue philosophique de la France et de l’étranger 2020/1. Includes pieces by Giuseppe Bianco, Jean-François Braunstein, Xavier Roth, Gisèle Sapiro and others. Articles are in French, and requires subscription. … Continue reading

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Books received – Dumézil, Sartre, Canguilhem, Baxstrom and Meyers

Two books by Dumézil, one by Sartre, the latest volume of the Canguilhem Oeuvres, and Richard Baxstrom and Todd Meyers, Realizing the Witch: Science, Cinema, and the Mastery of the Invisible.

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Georges Canguilhem, Œuvres complètes Tome III – Vrin, November 2019

Georges Canguilhem, Œuvres complètes Tome III: Écrits d’histoire des sciences et d’épistémologie – Vrin, November 2019 This looks interesting, especially the variant texts alongside the published works, though given previous experience with these volumes, I’ll take the November date a little skeptically… … Continue reading

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Ian James, The Technique of Thought: Nancy, Laruelle, Malabou, and Stiegler after Naturalism, University of Minnesota Press, 2019 – reviewed at NDPR by Samuel Talcott

Ian James, The Technique of Thought: Nancy, Laruelle, Malabou, and Stiegler after Naturalism, University of Minnesota Press, 2019 – reviewed at NDPR by Samuel Talcott Here’s the publisher description: The Technique of Thought explores the relationship between philosophy and science … Continue reading

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Books received – Melossi & Pavarini, Talcott, Foucault, Hall

Books received in recompense for review work – Dario Melossi & Massimo Pavarini, The Prison and the Factory; Samuel Talcott, Georges Canguilhem and the Problem of Error; Michel Foucault, Discourse and Truth and Parrēsia, and Stuart Hall, Familiar Stranger: A Life between … Continue reading

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Canguilhem (Polity 2019) reviewed by David Beer at The Sociological Review

My recent book Canguilhem (Polity, 2019) is reviewed by David Beer at The Sociological Review. In his new book, his ninth authored volume, Stuart Elden casts his laser vision on the frequently overlooked work of Georges Canguilhem. A keystone in … Continue reading

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Canguilhem, Shakespeare, Snowdonia, Klagenfurt

Last week I was in Cambridge for a book launch for Canguilhem (Polity 2019). The event was introduced by Inanna Hamati-Ataya, and Simon Reid-Henry provided a generous and incisive reading of the book. There was a good discussion, and I’m grateful … Continue reading

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Canguilhem (@politybooks, 2019) reviewed by Steve Hanson at Manchester Review of Books

My recent book Canguilhem (Polity, 2019) is reviewed by Steve Hanson at Manchester Review of Books (open access). I went through this book on Georges Canguilhem by Stuart Elden in strides, thanks to his excellent explanatory craft. He lays out … Continue reading

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Canguilhem – short post on the Polity blog

I’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 … Continue reading

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