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Synopsis: The Normal and the Pathological is one of the crucial contributions to the history of science in the last half century. It takes as its starting point the sudden appearance of biology as a science in the 19th-century and examines the conditions determining its particular makeup.
Canguilhem 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.
Canguilhem was an important influence on the thought of Michel Foucault and Louis Althusser, in particular for the way in which he poses the problem of how new domains of knowledge come into being and how they are part of a discontinuous history of human thought.
About the Author: Georges Canguilhem is Professor Emeritus at the Sorbonne and former director of the Institut d'Histoire des Sciences et des Techniques de l'Université 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.
Title: The Normal and the Pathological
Book Condition: New
Book Description Zone Books. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fair. Bookseller Inventory # G0942299582I5N00
Book Description Zone Books, 1989. Book Condition: Good. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP9511515
Book Description Zone Books, US, 1989. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good plus. Previous owner's name on title page. Pencilled underlining and notes/markings in margins of scattered pages throughout. Binding is square and tight. Boards are clean. Text block is clean. Dust jacket has some slight edgewear, creases and closed tears at spine ends and corners. Dust jacket covers are clean, lightly rubbed. PICTURES PROVIDED UPON REQUEST. Bookseller Inventory # 24071
Book Description Zone Books, New York, 1989. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: near fine. Hardcover with black cloth boards in dust jacket, 1989, octavo, 317pp., not illustrated. Book near fine with hint of shelfwear to boards, binding tight, text clean and unmarked with faint foxing to edges of text block. DJ near fine with rubbing, mild edgewear. Bookseller Inventory # C000026921
Book Description New York: Zone Books, 1989., 1989. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. Reprint of 1978 First Edition in English (1st French ed., 1966). 327,  pp. Original cloth. Signature of former owner on half-title, else Near Fine, in near fine dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # EFK0014
Book Description Zone Books, 1989. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good-. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good-. 8.94 X 6 X 1.02 inches; 327 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 327785
Book Description Zone Books, 1989. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Text clean and tight; 1.02 x 8.94 x 6 Inches; 327 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 167812
Book Description Zone Books, 1989. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Good. Bookseller Inventory # SONG0942299582
Book Description Zone Books, New York, 1989. Black Cloth. Book Condition: Good-VG. Dust Jacket Condition: VG-Fine. 1st Eng. of 2nd (1950) French. 327 pp.; this would be a Fine copy but for sm.eraseable pencilled marginalia and lines throughout, these are quite intelligent but still have to reduce rating, otherwise internally clean & tight, covers clean & unworn, faint line of fading bottom sp., unclipped jacket excellent with merest trace of rubbing to top. Size: 16 Cms x 23.5 Cms. Bookseller Inventory # 005110
Book Description Zone Books, New York, NY, 1989. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: As New. First Edition. (full book description) Zone Books, New York, NY, 1989. 1st Edition VG+/Fine, Hard Cover, DJ with Mylar. Size=6.5"x9.5", 327pgs(Index). Owner name embossment on Half Title Page, o.w. clean, bright & tight. Rest of book in new condition. ISBN 0942299582 20% OFF our regular catalogue price. SELLING WORLDWIDE since 1987. 99% OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED IN CUSTOM BOXES, WE ALWAYS PACK WITH GREAT CARE!. Book. Bookseller Inventory # CONROY165641I