. Claude Lévi-Strauss on Classification - Dictionary of Arguments

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Classification: Classification is the process of categorizing or organizing objects, ideas, or information based on shared characteristics or criteria. It helps to simplify and make sense of complex systems or data.
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Claude Lévi-Strauss on Classification - Dictionary of Arguments

I 28
Classification/Lévi Strauss: classification, even if it is uneven and arbitrary, preserves the richness and diversity of what it captures. By determining that everything has to be taken into account, it facilitates the formation of a "memory".
((s)VsLévi-Strauss: that seems illogical.
I 74
Classification/Lévi-Strauss: the principle of classification can never be postulated. It can only be revealed a posteriori.
I 75
For example: the tribe of the Osage connects the eagle in this way: eagle - lightning - fire - coal - earth. The eagle, as one of the "masters of coal", is an "earth" animal.
I 159
All classification areas have a common trait: whatever the society studied may show, it must allow and even imply the possible recourse to other areas which are analogous to a formal point of view from the privileged area and differ only in their relative position within a comprehensive frame of reference that works with the help of a contrasting pair: general and specific on the one hand, nature and culture on the other.
>Order/Lévi-Strauss
, >Natural kind/Lévi-Strauss, >System/Lévi-Strauss, >Nature/Lévi-Strauss.

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Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. Translations: Dictionary of Arguments
The note [Concept/Author], [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] resp. "problem:"/"solution:", "old:"/"new:" and "thesis:" is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.

LevSt I
Claude Lévi-Strauss
La pensée sauvage, Paris 1962
German Edition:
Das Wilde Denken Frankfurt/M. 1973

LevSt II
C. Levi-Strauss
The Savage Mind (The Nature of Human Society Series) Chicago 1966


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