Single Idea 23123

[catalogued under 1. Philosophy / H. Continental Philosophy / 4. Linguistic Structuralism]

Full Idea

LÚvi-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.

Gist of Idea

Basic to human culture are binary oppositions, such as eating raw or cooked

Source

report of Claude LÚvi-Strauss (works [1950]) by T.H. Green - Prolegomena to Ethics 1

Book Reference

Gopnik,Adam: 'A Thousand Small Sanities' [riverrun 2019], p.32


A Reaction

My guess is that such oppositions can often be illuminating, but will always be eventually judged as too simplistic.