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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Origin of the Species and Genus Concepts: Various – – Routledge. Written by Omar November 27, at 9: Classification, Rhetoric, and the Classificatory Horizon.

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Sign in Create an account. Classification and the Sociology of Knowledge. Durkheim and Mauss Revisited: Le naturel est artificiel: La Revue Cognition, communication, politique 66 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.

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Categories and Classifications Maussian Reflections on the Social. And even when abstract dualisms are provisionally allowed e. Daniel Parrochia – – Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy.

Prospects for a Psychoevolutionary Approach. Scott Atran – – Journal of the History of Biology 20 2: Science Logic and Mathematics.

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. Request removal from index. Charles Starkey – – Philosophical Psychology 21 6: Sign in to use this feature. I think that we e.

This site uses cookies. Selected Writings in Social Theory. Relationships and Kinds in the Natural Sciences. 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. 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.

I think that these two principles can help to explain a lot of quirky features of contemporary social theory.


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Journal of the Society for Psychological Anthropology 40 3: Drabek – – Poroi 6 2: From the Universe of Knowledge to the Universe of Concepts: Find it on Scholar. This entry has no external links. From this mass follows, that resistance to classify persons in a hierarchical manner should result in an equal resistance to classify things in a hierarchical way. Dewey Decimal Classification for Indology: Sharma – – Ess Ess Publications. Such that the best theory is the one that gives equal share of causal?

History of Western Philosophy. Mauss – – Les Etudes Philosophiques 19 3: Interactive Classification and Practice in the Social Sciences.

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. No keywords specified fix it.