Looking through the Corners: Althusserism and the Reception of Canguilhem in Brazil

Tiago Santos Almeida


This paper presents the role of Althusser and two of his students in the 1960s, Pierre Macherey and Dominique Lecourt, in the diffusion of the work of Georges Canguilhem in Brazil. We begin by a brief review of Macherey’s and Lecourt’s analysis on the work of Canguilhem taken from two texts that served as postface and preface to the Brazilian and the Argentine translations of Le normal et le pathologique. Next, we present the works of
Brazilian authors Sérgio Arouca, Cecilia Donnangelo and Ricardo Bruno Mendes-Gonçalves to show some aspects of the reception of Canguilhem’s ideas and concepts in the field of Collective Health.


Georges Canguilhem; Althusserism; Collective Health; Sergio Arouca; Cecilia Donnangelo

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.24117/2526-2270.2018.i4.12


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