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From Animal-Machines to Cybernetic Organisms …

Wahida Khandker

in Philosophy, Animality and the Life Sciences

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780748676774
eISBN:
9781474406468
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748676774.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter begins with Canguilhem's analyses of the study of what he refers to, broadly, as ‘nonlife’: this includes the specific example of the ‘carrier of heredity’ used by Darwin to underpin his ... More


The “Normal State” in French Anatomical and Physiological Discourse of the 1820s and 1830s

Peter Cryle and Elizabeth Stephens

in Normality: A Critical Genealogy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226483863
eISBN:
9780226484198
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226484198.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

The term “normal” first came into usage in French anatomy in the early 1820s. It was used to refer to organs that were fixed in their roles and highly integrated with those around them. In this ... More


Philosophy, Animality and the Life Sciences

Wahida Khandker

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780748676774
eISBN:
9781474406468
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748676774.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

In line with ‘Continental’ approaches to critical animal studies, this book aims to uncover the philosophical and historical progression of concepts of animal and organic life, in order to understand ... More


Introduction

Tiago Saraiva

in Fascist Pigs: Technoscientific Organisms and the History of Fascism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262035033
eISBN:
9780262335706
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035033.003.0001
Subject:
History, Political History

The introduction places the book in the historical tradition of Georges Canguilhem and Michel Foucault of taking fascism as biopolitics. It stresses the fact that the biological dimension of fascist ... More


Pathological Life and the Limits of Medical Perception

Wahida Khandker

in Philosophy, Animality and the Life Sciences

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780748676774
eISBN:
9781474406468
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748676774.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter compares the work of Bergson and Foucault on experimental physiology and the medicalisation of the animal condition. The starting-point of this chapter is Canguilhem's insight that ... More


Vis medicatrix, or the Fragmentation of Medical Humanism

Stefanos Geroulanos and Todd Meyers

in The Human Body in the Age of Catastrophe: Brittleness, Integration, Science, and the Great War

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780226556451
eISBN:
9780226556628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226556628.003.0009
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

Chapter 9 opens with the triumph of this generation of medical intellectuals in setting some of the key terms and promises of integrationist medicine, then follows a complicated line of thinking that ... More


The Organism and Its Environment: Integration, Interiority, and Individuality around 1930

Stefanos Geroulanos and Todd Meyers

in The Human Body in the Age of Catastrophe: Brittleness, Integration, Science, and the Great War

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780226556451
eISBN:
9780226556628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226556628.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

Chapter 6 studies “the individual” as it appears in the web of concepts to which these scientists fastened it, key among them “interiority” and “integration.” If physiology cast itself as a science ... More


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