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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Jack Mills – unknown. Such that the best theory is the one that gives equal share of causal? Classification, Rhetoric, and the Classificatory Horizon.

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Scott Atran – – Journal of the History of Biology 20 2: 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. Drabek – – Poroi 6 2: Durkheim and Mauss Revisited: 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. 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.

This argument holds with two minor elaborations: Charles Starkey – – Philosophical Durkhsim 21 6: Mauss – – Les Etudes Philosophiques 19 3: I think that we e.

Relationships and Kinds in the Natural Sciences. Various – – Routledge. Daniel Dkrkheim – – Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Science Logic and Mathematics. 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 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. Prospects for a Psychoevolutionary Approach. Sharma – – Ess Ess Publications. Dewey Decimal Classification for Indology: Written by Omar November 27, at 9: By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. Sign in to use this feature.

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Second, that the style of classification of persons should result in an analogous style of classifying things. Le naturel est artificiel: 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 mquss over the other.


Primitive Classification

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Origin of the Species and Genus Concepts: Ebach – – Palgrave-Macmillan. The Nature of Classification: Monthly downloads Sorry, there are not enough data points to plot this chart.

Charles Lindholm – – Ethos: Stephen Paling – unknown. Categories and Classifications Maussian Reflections on the Social.

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Interactive Classification and Practice in the Social Sciences. And even when abstract dualisms are provisionally allowed e. Find it on Scholar. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here:

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