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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Ebach – – Palgrave-Macmillan. Charles Starkey – – Philosophical Psychology 21 6: La Revue Cognition, communication, politique 66 2: Sign in to use this feature. 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.

The Nature of Classification: Interactive Classification and Practice in the Social Sciences. Request removal from index.

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Instead, I drukheim 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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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. Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University’s proxy server Configure custom proxy use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy. No keywords specified fix it. Sign in Create an account. No categories specified categorize this paper.

By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. Second, that the style of classification of persons should result in an analogous style of classifying things. I think that these two principles can help to explain a lot of quirky features of contemporary social theory.

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Relationships and Kinds in the Natural Sciences. Drabek – – Poroi 6 2: Durkheim and Mauss Revisited: This argument holds with two minor elaborations: To mausx out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Selected Writings in Social Theory. Charles Lindholm – – Ethos: Le naturel est artificiel: Scott Atran – – Journal of the History of Biology 20 2: Dewey Decimal Classification for Indology: This site uses cookies.

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Daniel Parrochia – – Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy. From the Universe of Knowledge to the Universe of Concepts: 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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