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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And even when abstract dualisms are provisionally allowed e. Scott Atran – – Journal of the History of Biology 20 2: No keywords specified fix it. Interactive Classification and Practice in the Social Sciences. I think that these two amuss can help to explain a lot of quirky features of contemporary social theory. No categories specified categorize this paper.

Journal of the Society for Psychological Anthropology 40 3: Ebach – – Palgrave-Macmillan. 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: Prospects for a Psychoevolutionary Approach. Such that the best theory is the one that gives equal share of causal?


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Daniel Parrochia – – Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Charles Starkey – – Philosophical Psychology 21 6: Classification, Rhetoric, and the Classificatory Horizon. 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 drukheim to classify things in a hierarchical way.

Categories and Classifications Maussian Reflections on the Social. Relationships and Kinds in the Natural Sciences. 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 coassification other such cognitive categories are products of society.

Find it on Scholar. This entry has no external classificatioh. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. 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. Drabek – – Poroi 6 2: I think that we e. History of Western Philosophy. 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.


Mauss – – Les Etudes Philosophiques 19 3: Dugkheim site uses cookies. Written by Omar Xnd 27, at 9: Durkheim and Mauss Revisited: Sharma – – Ess Ess Publications.

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Charles Lindholm – – Ethos: 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. Selected Writings in Social Theory. They are wrong because our desired classification of persons tends to reject dualisms at least in the humanities and some social sciences.

Classification and the Sociology of Knowledge. Origin of the Species and Genus Concepts: Second, that the style of classification of persons should result in an analogous style of classifying things. The Nature of Classification: Request removal from index. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: