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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Charles Starkey – – Philosophical Psychology 21 6: Mauss – – Les Etudes Philosophiques 19 3: Drabek – – Poroi 6 2: Le naturel est artificiel: The Nature of Classification: Monthly downloads Sorry, there are not enough data points to plot this chart. Second, that the style of classification of persons should result in an analogous style of classifying things.

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By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. Sign in to use this feature. La Revue Cognition, communication, politique 66 2: This argument holds with two minor elaborations: Various – – Routledge.

Selected Writings in Social Theory. Journal of the Society for Psychological Anthropology 40 3: From this they argue that the mode of classification is determined by the form of society and that the notions of space, time, hierarchy, number, class and other such cognitive categories are products of society. This site uses cookies. 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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Classification, Rhetoric, and the Classificatory Horizon. Origin of the Species and Genus Concepts: Such that the best theory is the one that gives equal share of causal? They are wrong because our desired classification of persons tends to reject dualisms at least in the humanities and some social sciences.

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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 other lay persons have no problem with dualisms and hierarchical privileging of one abstract thing over the other.

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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.

From this it follows, that resistance to classify persons in a hierarchical manner should result in an equal resistance to classify things in a hierarchical way. Relationships and Kinds in the Natural Sciences. Prospects for a Psychoevolutionary Approach. History of Western Philosophy. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Categories and Classifications Maussian Reflections on the Social. I think that we e. Request removal from index.

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Charles Lindholm – – Ethos: No keywords specified fix it. Dewey Decimal Classification for Indology: Interactive Classification and Practice in the Social Sciences. I think that these two principles can help to explain a lot of quirky features of contemporary social theory. Scott Atran – – Journal of the History of Biology 20 2: