The Birth of the Clinic and the Sources of Archaeological History

Transversal International Journal for the Historiography of Science

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ISSN: 2526-2270
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Início Publicação: 30/11/2016
Periodicidade: Semestral
Área de Estudo: História

The Birth of the Clinic and the Sources of Archaeological History

Ano: 2018 | Volume: 0 | Número: 4
Autores: François Delaporte
Autor Correspondente: François Delaporte | [email protected]

Palavras-chave: Historiography of Medicine; French epistemology; Michel Foucault, Gaston Bachelard, Alexandre Koyré, Georges Canguilhem

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Resumo Inglês:

The year 2013 marked the 50th anniversary of the publication of a classic of the historiography of sciences, Michel Foucault’s The birth of the clinic: An archaeology of medical gaze. In different parts of the world, events were organized to reflect on this important work. The article argues that if one cannot draw a direct line linking the work of the leading historians-philosophers of the twentieth-century sciences in France to Michel Foucault’s archaeological study of the clinic, we must recognize that the author of The Birth of the Clinic has taken up from these historians-philosophers the methodological and conceptual tools that made it possible to study the history of science and knowledge in a new way.