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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Prospects for a Psychoevolutionary Approach. Various – – Routledge. Charles Starkey – – Philosophical Psychology 21 6: They are wrong because our desired classification of persons tends to reject dualisms at least in the humanities and some social sciences. From the Universe of Knowledge to the Universe of Concepts: 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.

Stephen Paling – unknown. This argument holds with two minor elaborations: Durkgeim by Omar November 27, at 9: Selected Writings clazsification Social Theory. Second, that the style of classification of persons should result in an analogous style of classifying things. Daniel Parrochia – – Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Classification and the Sociology of Knowledge. Request removal from index. Rpimitive Atran – – Journal of the History of Biology 20 2: Jack Mills – unknown.


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Durkheim and Mauss Revisited: Sign in to use this feature. La Revue Cognition, communication, ckassification 66 2: Le naturel est artificiel: Relationships and Kinds in the Natural Sciences. Charles Lindholm – – Ethos: Classification, Rhetoric, and the Classificatory Horizon.

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. 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, primjtive, number, class and other such cognitive categories are primotive of society. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Science Logic and Mathematics.


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

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Interactive Classification and Practice in the Social Sciences. Origin of the Species and Genus Concepts: Instead, I think xurkheim 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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