Claude Lévi-Strauss

Claude Lévi-Strauss

French antropologist

Lived from: 1908-2009

Category: Science

Quotes: Claude Lévi-Strauss

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    Language is a form of human reason, which has its internal logic of which man knows nothing.
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    Enthusiastic partisans of the idea of progress are in danger of failing to recognize... the immense riches accumulated by the human race. By underrating the achievements of the past, they devalue all those which still remain to be accomplished.
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    I therefore claim to show, not how men think in myths, but how myths operate in men's minds without their being aware of the fact.
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    Just as the individual is not alone in the group, nor any one in society alone among the others, so man is not alone in the universe.
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    Our system is the height of absurdity, since we treat the culprit both as a child, so as to have the right to punish him, and as an adult, in order to deny him consolation.
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    The scientist is not a person who gives the right answers, he is one who asks the right questions.
    Original: Le savant n'est pas l'homme qui fournit les vraies réponses; c'est celui qui pose les vraies questions.
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    The world began without man, and it will complete itself without him.
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