Georges Canguilhem y la biopolítica de las discapacidades.
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Author/sVázquez García, Francisco
DepartmentHistoria, Geografía y Filosofía
SourceSociología Histórica, 5 (2015), 93-126
In this article, we confront the thought of Georges Canguilhem (1904-1995) with the biopolitical problem of disabilities. Disability is an emerging field of political activism and research, embodied respectively in the Disability Right Movement and the Disability Studies. In this field, there are two rivals competing models of analysis: the biomedical model and the social model. It is shown that the work of Canguilhem provides conceptual tools to overcome this dichotomy. The demonstration presented takes into account changes in the intellectual history of the French philosopher, and is divided into three stages: epistemological, ontological and ethical-political