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Order, philosophy: order is the division of a subject area by distinctions or the highlighting of certain differences as opposed to other differences. The resulting order can be one-dimensional or multi-dimensional, i.e. linear or spatial. Examples are family trees, lexicons, lists, alphabets. It may be that only an order makes certain characteristics visible, e.g. contour lines. Ordering spaces may be more than three-dimensional, e.g. in the attribution of temperatures to color-determined objects. See also conceptual space, hierarchies, distinctness, indistinguishability, stratification, identification, individuation, specification.
Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments.

Author Concept Summary/Quotes Sources

Claude Lévi-Strauss on Order - Dictionary of Arguments

I 28
Order/Nature/Rationalization/Lévi-Strauss: For example, not all toxic juices are bitter... but nature is set up in such a way that it is more profitable for thinking and acting to proceed as if an equivalence that satisfies the aesthetic feeling corresponds to an objective reality. …
I 71
Order/System/Lévi-Strauss: in a system (looked at here) there are, for example, two axes that differentiate colours on the one hand according to relatively bright and relatively dark, and on the other hand according to whether they belong to fresh or dried plants.
I 138
Order/Nature/Culture/Lévi-Strauss: if nature and culture are perceived as two systems of differences between which there is a formal analogy, the systematic character of each area is brought to the fore. The social groups are different from each other, but as part of the same whole, they remain solidary and the law of exogamy offers the means to reconcile this balanced contrast of diversity and unity.

, >System/Lévi-Strauss, >Classification/Lévi-Strauss, >Nature/Lévi-Strauss, >Natural kind/Lévi-Strauss.

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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