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Lévi-Strauss sees man with a Lucretian pessimism, and a Lucretian feeling for
knowledge as both consolation and necessary ... nomadic, handsome
Nambikwaras in 1915, when they were first visited by white missionaries; when
Lévi-Strauss' essays in Structural Anthropology certainly escape these strictures.
Indeed, far from disdaining the American fondness for precise quantitative
measurement of traditional problems, Lévi-Strauss finds it not sophisticated or ...
For Lévi-Strauss, the logic of mythic thought is fully as rigorous as that of modern
science. The only difference is that this logic is applied to different problems.
Contrary to Mircea Eliade, his most distinguished opponent in the theory of
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AGAINST INTERPRETATION: And Other EssaysUser Review - Kirkus
If one were to judge these essays in terms of price, their value would be very high. At her best (and worst) Miss Sontag offers three pennies worth of thought in any one sentence. "The function of ... Read full review