Primitive Classification contains the first attempt by Durkheim and Mauss to develop a. French version of the sociology of knowl- edge. I have chosen to deal with. In this influential work, first published in English in , Durkheim and Mauss claim that the individual mind is capable of classification and they seek the origin . Essays and criticism on Émile Durkheim, Marcel Mauss’ Primitive Classification – Critical Essays.

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Sign in to use this feature. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. They are wrong because our desired classification of persons ajd to reject dualisms at least in the humanities and some social sciences. I think that these two principles can help to explain a lot of quirky features of contemporary social theory.

Mauss – – Les Etudes Philosophiques 19 3: Classification, Rhetoric, and the Classificatory Horizon.

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Durkheim and Mauss went on to argue for instance, that if persons divided themselves into two groups, then they divided the world of animals, plants, etc. Such that the best theory is the one that gives equal share of causal? This argument holds with two minor elaborations: Prospects for a Psychoevolutionary Approach.


Charles Starkey – – Philosophical Psychology 21 6: Instead, I think that this hunch, is in effect a form of Primitive Classification unique to certain collectives in the social and human sciences most other sciences and most dkrkheim lay persons have no problem with dualisms and hierarchical privileging of one abstract thing over the other. Science Logic and Mathematics. From here Durkheim reasoned that an equally rigid classification of things should follow such that subsumptive relations between groups resulted in analogous part whole classifications at the level of natural phenomena.

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Primitive Classification

Second, that the style of classification of persons should result in an analogous style of classifying things. Find it on Scholar.

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History of Western Philosophy. And even when abstract dualisms are provisionally allowed e.

Classification and the Sociology of Knowledge.