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The Resource Knowledge of life, Georges Canguilhem ; edited by Paola Marrati and Todd Meyers ; translated by Stefanos Geroulanos and Daniela Ginsburg

Knowledge of life, Georges Canguilhem ; edited by Paola Marrati and Todd Meyers ; translated by Stefanos Geroulanos and Daniela Ginsburg

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Knowledge of life
Title
Knowledge of life
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Georges Canguilhem ; edited by Paola Marrati and Todd Meyers ; translated by Stefanos Geroulanos and Daniela Ginsburg
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Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
As the work of thinkers such as Michel Foucault, François Jacob, Louis Althusser, and Pierre Bourdieu demonstrates, Georges Canguilhem has exerted tremendous influence on the philosophy of science and French philosophy more generally. In Knowledge of Life, a book that spans twenty years of his essays and lectures, Canguilhem offers a series of epistemological histories that seek to establish and clarify the stakes, ambiguities, and emergence of philosophical and biological concepts that defined the rise of modern biology. How do transformations in biology and modern medicine shape conceptions of life? How do philosophical concepts feed into biological ideas and experimental practices, and how are they themselves transformed? How does knowledge "undo the experience of life so as to help man remake what life has made without him, in him or outside of him?" Knowledge of Life is Canguilhem's effort to explain how the movements of knowledge and life come to rest upon each other. Published at the dawn of the genetic revolution and still pertinent today, the book tackles the history of cell theory, the conceptual moves toward and away from mechanical understandings of the organism, the persistence of vitalism, and the nature of normality in science and its objects
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E7B
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1904-1995
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Canguilhem, Georges
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portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Marrati, Paola
  • Meyers, Todd
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  • Life (Biology)
  • Biology
  • SCIENCE
  • Biology
  • Life (Biology)
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Knowledge of life, Georges Canguilhem ; edited by Paola Marrati and Todd Meyers ; translated by Stefanos Geroulanos and Daniela Ginsburg
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 183-198) and index
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Cover -- Contents -- Foreword: Life, as Such -- Translators Note -- Introduction: Thought and the Living -- Part One: Method -- 1. Experimentation in Animal Biology -- Part Two: History -- 2. Cell Theory -- Part Three: Philosophy -- 3. Aspects of Vitalism -- 4. Machine and Organism -- 5. The Living and Its Milieu -- 6. The Normal and the Pathological -- 7. Monstrosity and the Monstrous -- Appendixes -- 1. Note on the Transition from Fibrillar Theory to Cell Theory -- 2. Note on the Relationship Between Cell Theory and Leibnizs Philosophy -- 3. Extracts from the 8216;8216;Discours sur lanatomie du cerveau (8216;8216;Discourse on the Anatomy of the Brain), delivered by Nicolas Steno in Paris in 1665 to the 8216;8216;Messieurs de lAssembl233;e de chez Monsieur Th233;venot in Paris -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W
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ocn647876548
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unknown
Edition
1st ed
Extent
1 online resource (xx, 202 pages)
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online
Isbn
9780823259731
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2008047149
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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JSTOR
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portrait
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22573/ctt1c5d93s
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remote
System control number
(OCoLC)647876548
Label
Knowledge of life, Georges Canguilhem ; edited by Paola Marrati and Todd Meyers ; translated by Stefanos Geroulanos and Daniela Ginsburg
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 183-198) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover -- Contents -- Foreword: Life, as Such -- Translators Note -- Introduction: Thought and the Living -- Part One: Method -- 1. Experimentation in Animal Biology -- Part Two: History -- 2. Cell Theory -- Part Three: Philosophy -- 3. Aspects of Vitalism -- 4. Machine and Organism -- 5. The Living and Its Milieu -- 6. The Normal and the Pathological -- 7. Monstrosity and the Monstrous -- Appendixes -- 1. Note on the Transition from Fibrillar Theory to Cell Theory -- 2. Note on the Relationship Between Cell Theory and Leibnizs Philosophy -- 3. Extracts from the 8216;8216;Discours sur lanatomie du cerveau (8216;8216;Discourse on the Anatomy of the Brain), delivered by Nicolas Steno in Paris in 1665 to the 8216;8216;Messieurs de lAssembl233;e de chez Monsieur Th233;venot in Paris -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W
Control code
ocn647876548
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed
Extent
1 online resource (xx, 202 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780823259731
Lccn
2008047149
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
portrait
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1c5d93s
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)647876548

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