The Living and Its Milieu

  title={The Living and Its Milieu},
  author={Georges Canguilhem},
  journal={Grey Room},
The notion of milieu is in the process of becoming a universal and obligatory means of registering the experience and existence of living things, and one could almost speak of its constitution as a basic category of contemporary thought.' But until now, the historical stages of the formation of the concept, its diverse uses, as well as the successive reconfigurations of the relationships in which it takes part, whether in geography, biology, psychology, technology, or social and economic… 
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