Category Archives: Georges Canguilhem

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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Why you should double-check references…

I have long made a point of trying to avoid references of the form ‘X cited in Y’ (see Eleven Thoughts on Reading and Citing), at least without first checking source X. Having spent quite a bit of time recently … 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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The Early Foucault update 5: Canguilhem, Merleau-Ponty, Politzer, Lacan…

Until about a week ago I was focusing on the terrain work, for the London Review of International Law lecture, the conference in Oslo, and the lecture in Maynooth. But in and around other things I was also doing a … Continue reading

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Books received – Canguilhem, Foucault and the Modern International, Kantorowicz

A contributor copy of Foucault and the Modern International, the two published volumes of Canguilhem’s Oeuvres and his work on the reflex, and a copy of Ernst Kantorowicz’s biography of Friedrich II – the second volume is the later supplementary … Continue reading

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