The life of concepts:

  title={The life of concepts:},
  author={H. Schmidgen},
  journal={History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences},
  • H. Schmidgen
  • Published 2014
  • Philosophy
  • History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences
Twelve years after his famous Essay on Some Problems Concerning the Normal and the Pathological (1943), the philosopher Georges Canguilhem (1904–1995) published a book-length study on the history of a single biological concept. Within France, his Formation of the Reflex Concept in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries (1955) contributed significantly to defining the “French style” of writing on the history of science. Outside of France, the book passed largely unnoticed. This paper re-reads… Expand
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