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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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.

Scott Atran – – Journal of the History of Biology 20 2: 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.

They are wrong because our desired maauss of persons tends to reject dualisms at least in the humanities and some social sciences. No keywords specified fix it.

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Ebach – – Palgrave-Macmillan. This argument holds with two minor elaborations: Jack Mills – unknown. From the Universe of Knowledge to the Universe of Concepts: Charles Starkey – – Philosophical Psychology 21 6: Various – – Routledge.


Request removal from index. Charles Lindholm – – Ethos: Categories and Classifications Maussian Reflections on the Social.

Mauss – – Les Etudes Philosophiques 19 3: Find it on Scholar.

By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. I think that these two principles can help to explain a lot of quirky features of contemporary social theory. Classification and the Sociology of Knowledge. No categories specified categorize this paper.

Sign in to use this feature. I think that we e. La Revue Cognition, communication, politique 66 2: Written by Omar November 27, at 9: Le naturel est artificiel: Monthly downloads Sorry, there are not enough data points to plot this chart.

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. Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access classifciation via your University’s proxy server Configure custom proxy use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy.

Such that the best theory is the one that gives equal share of causal?

Relationships and Kinds in the Natural Sciences. History of Western Philosophy. Prospects for a Psychoevolutionary Approach.

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And even when abstract dualisms are provisionally allowed e. Interactive Classification and Practice in the Social Sciences.


Dewey Decimal Classification for Indology: This entry has no external links. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: 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. Origin of the Species annd Genus Concepts: Sign in Create an account. Stephen Paling – unknown.

Sharma – – Ess Ess Publications. Journal of the Society for Psychological Anthropology mausss 3: 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. This site uses cookies. The Nature of Classification: Durkheim and Mauss Revisited: Second, that the furkheim of classification of persons should result in an analogous style of classifying things.

Drabek – – Poroi 6 2: Classification, Rhetoric, and the Classificatory Horizon.

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Daniel Parrochia – – Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Selected Writings in Social Theory. Science Logic and Mathematics.