Georges Canguilhem Beyond Epistemology

16 May 2022, 10.30 AM - 16 May 2022, 4.15 PM

Online Event

Georges Canguilhem was one of the most influential historians and philosophers of science of 20th-century France. Michel Foucault, Louis Althusser, Alain Badiou and other important thinkers of the stressed the importance of Canguilhem’s ideas and methods for the development of their own thinking as well as for shaping the intellectual field in which they positioned themselves. There is, however, much more to Canguilhem’s work than a series of delimited and specialised studies in epistemology and the history of science. The workshop will explore the wider philosophical implications of Canguilhem’s historical epistemology and reveal a more nuanced and complex picture of this author. Our aim will be to present Canguilhem as a 'philosopher', exploring a variety of topics, from his engagements with the history of philosophy to his ethical and political reflections, passing through his reflections on technology and society.

You can view the programme of the event here: Programme Georges Canguilhem (PDF, 132kB)

Starting time: 10:30 UK/London time (currently GMT +1/BST)


Giuseppe Bianco (Università Ca' Foscari Venezia); Cristina Chimisso (Open University); Stuart Elden (University of Warwick); Maria Muhle (Akademie der Bildenden Künste München); Samuel Talcott (University of the Sciences in Philadelphia); Charles T. Wolfe (Université Toulouse II Jean Jaurès); Federico Testa (University of Bristol)

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Email: Federico Testa

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