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Canguilhem and his Workgroup (2018)


This paper develops a brief analysis of the book Du développement à l’évolution au XIXe siècle, by Georges Canguilhem and his research workgroup during the years 1958-1960. What is at stake is the history of two core concepts of biology in the 19th century whose unfolding continues to persist at the beginning of the 21st century. Concerning the positive history of modern science, influential works and authors in this history, particularly Spencer and Darwin, are addressed here, in addition to Auguste Comte and Lamarck, when taking into consideration their legendary aspect. Each of these concepts has a birthplace of its own. It is also possible to identify a remarkable historical démarche but also moments of rapprochement and even of inversion of their meanings; a history of errors, as well as a fundamental history of their histories and of their many retrospective illusions.

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Article Fábio Ferreira Almeida (2018) Introduction: Dossier Georges Canguilhem. Transversal: International Journal for the Historiography of Science (pp. 3-7). unapi

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Authors & Contributors
Barloy, Jean Jacques
Egerton, Frank N.
Freeman, Derek
Goux, Jean-Michel
Haines, Valerie A.
Richards, Robert John
Transversal: International Journal for the Historiography of Science
Journal of the History of Biology
Isis: International Review Devoted to the History of Science and Its Cultural Influences
Current Anthropology
Pensée: Recherches Marxistes, Sciences, Société, Philosophie
History of Science
Études Vivantes
Random House
University of Rochester
Northwestern University
Darwin, Charles Robert
Lamarck, Jean Baptiste Antoine Pierre de Monet de
Spencer, Herbert
Canguilhem, Georges
Nietzsche, Friedrich Wilhelm
Buffon, Georges Louis Leclerc de
Time Periods
19th century
20th century, late
18th century
20th century
20th century, early
21st century
United States
Great Britain

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