Concept and Form: The Cahiers pour l’Analyse and Contemporary French Thought
The Cahiers pour l’Analyse was a journal published by a group of young philosophy graduates at the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris. Ten issues of the journal appeared between 1966 and 1969. Guided by the examples of Canguilhem, Lacan and Althusser, the Cahiers were conceived as a contribution to a philosophy based on the primacy of formal concepts and scientific rigour. As distinct from philosophies based on the interpretation of meaning or lived experience, the Cahiers sought to combine structuralism and psychoanalysis with logical or mathematical formalization, generating a field of theoretical reflection that continues to guide some of today’s most significant and provocative philosophical work.
The authors of texts published in the Cahiers include: