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Description - The Normal and the Pathological by Georges Canguilhem

In this work, the author analyzes the radically new way in which health and disease were defined in the early 19th century, showing that the emerging categories of the normal and the pathological were far from being objective scientific concepts. He demonstrates how the epistemological foundations of modern biology and medicine were intertwined with political, economic, and technological imperatives.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780942299595
ISBN-10: 0942299590
Format: Paperback
(224mm x 152mm x 25mm)
Pages: 336
Imprint: Zone Books
Publisher: Zone Books
Publish Date: 28-Oct-1991
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Georges Canguilhem

Georges Canguilhem is Professor Emeritus at the Sorbonne and former director of the Institut d'Histoire des Sciences et des Techniques de l'Universite de Paris. His works include La Connaissance de la Vie, Ideology and Rationality in the History of the Life Sciences, and The Normal and the Pathological. Michel Foucault (1926--84) is widely considered to be one of the most influential academic voices of the twentieth century and has proven influential across disciplines.

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