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Ideas of Claude Lévi-Strauss, by Text

[Belgian, b.1908, Born in Brussels. At the Collège de France in Paris.]

1950 works
p.32 Basic to human culture are binary oppositions, such as eating raw or cooked
     Full Idea: Lévi-Strauss made canonic to French structuralism the idea that human culture could be understood through a series of binary oppositionsn - the difference between what could be eaten raw and what cooked being one of the most fundamental.
     From: report of Claude Lévi-Strauss (works [1950]) by T.H. Green - Prolegomena to Ethics 1
     A reaction: My guess is that such oppositions can often be illuminating, but will always be eventually judged as too simplistic.