Reasoning in Life: Values and Normativity in Georges Canguilhem

@article{Vissio2020ReasoningIL,
  title={Reasoning in Life: Values and Normativity in Georges Canguilhem},
  author={G. Vissio},
  journal={International Journal for the Semiotics of Law},
  year={2020},
  volume={33},
  pages={1019 - 1031}
}
  • G. Vissio
  • Published 2020
  • Philosophy, Medicine
  • International Journal for the Semiotics of Law
This paper aims at giving an account of the philosophy of norms of Georges Canguilhem in the framework of his philosophical vitalism. According to Canguilhem, vitalism is not a metaphysical or ontological theory, but rather a general attitude or a perspective about life and living beings, both understood employing the axiological concept of ‘normativity’. This notion allows Canguilhem to enlarge the concept of life beyond the field of biological phenomena, encompassing also phenomena of the… Expand

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