If a definition of health were possible without reference to some explicit knowledge, where would we seek its foundation? In this essay Georges Canguilhem takes up this question within philosophy, science, and medicine, exposing the assumptions necessary for various notions of health to be activated in relation to the human organism—notions that are at best inexact.
Georges Canguilhem; Health: Crude Concept and Philosophical Question. Public Culture 1 September 2008; 20 (3): 467–477. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/08992363-2008-007
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