Georges Canguilhem (Philosopher) – Bio, Birthday, Family, Age & Born

Georges Canguilhem

Georges Canguilhem was a French philosopher and physician who specialized in epistemology and the philosophy of science.

Born: June 4, 1904, Castelnaudary, Aude
Died: September 11, 1995, Marly-le-Roi
Alma mater: École Normale Supérieure, University of Paris

About Georges Canguilhem

French philosopher best remembered for his work on epistemology and the philosophy of science.

Before Fame

He graduated from the prestigious École Normale Supérieure in 1927. He studied medicine while teaching in Toulouse.


He received the Sarton Medal from the History of Science Society in 1983.

Family Life

He was born in the provincial town of Castelnaudary.


He and fellow philosopher Pierre Bourdieu both studied at the École Normale Supérieure in Paris.

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