El ensayo sobre lo normal y lo patológico, ochenta años despues (1943-2023)

  1. Francisco Vázquez García 1
  1. 1 Universidad de Cádiz

    Universidad de Cádiz

    Cádiz, España

    ROR https://ror.org/04mxxkb11

História, histórias

ISSN: 2318-1729

Year of publication: 2023

Volume: 11

Pages: 43-84

Type: Article

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This paper aims to remember the publication of the Essay on the Normal and the Pathological (1943) by Georges Canguilhem when celebrating the eightieth anniversary of its publication. In this work, the essay itself is distinguished, which made up the doctoral thesis in medicine of 1943, and the extension published in 1966 with the title New reflections on the normal and the pathological. After reconstructing the genesis of the two parts of Canguilhem's work and placing his arguments in the historical and intellectual context of the 20th century, the relevance of his proposals is evaluated by putting them in relation to the most recent developments in the life sciences.