‘primitive mentality’ of Lucien Uvy-Bruhl (), who produced seven .. introduction to the recent reprint of Uvy-Bruhl’s How Natives Think (Littleton. This is the final chapter of Levy-Bruhl’s classic book, How Natives Think, entitled ‘The Transition to the Higher Types’. Despite Levy Bruhl’s evolutionist. French anthropologist Lucien Lévy-Bruhl suggested that human In his work How Natives Think (), Lévy-Bruhl speculated on what he.

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However, throughout his life he stressed the need for empirical investigation of the categories of thought in different societies, and indeed, much research into modes of thinking followed from his work. The English translation of the edition by Lilian A. L6vy-Bruhl summarizesthe entire volume in two theses: In this work, first published as “Les Fonctions Mentales dans les Societes Inferieures,” Levy-Bruhl speculated about what he posited as the two basic mindsets of mankind; “primitive” and “Western.

Lucien Levy-Bruhl

This introductory essayis extraordinary in its reflection of a sensitive reading of the text and an informed understanding of the intellectual context within which L6vy-Bruhl wrote, not to mention the foundational importance of his work that is now apparent to us.

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Abduction replacesdeduction in this theoretical model. Sociologist Stanislav Andreski argued that despite its flaws, Levy-Bruhl’s “How Natives Think” was an accurate and valuable contribution to anthropology, perhaps even more so than better-known work by Claude Levi-Strauss. Lanigan Southern lllinois University Carbondale, Illinois.

Inhe resigned from the institute and the Sorbonne, deciding to spend the rest of his later life writing and traveling. A consciousdecision was made by the publisher to stay with the original title for the sake of historical clarity with which one must now agree ,but they thoughtfully provide a schol- arly introduction by the anthropologist C.

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This article may be expanded with text translated from the corresponding article in French. My library Help Advanced Book Search. Views Read Edit View history. Using L6vy-Bruhl’s terminology cited at the end of the paragraph abovethe prelogical fa thing can notl governsboth the logical [both be] and the mystic [and not bel as a person [sametime – memory] or object [sameplace: This notion was in opposition to the then dominant view in France, that of Emile Durkheim.

Martino Fine BooksFeb 23, – Ethnopsychology – pages. Some restrictions may apply to use of individual images which are separately licensed. View a machine-translated version of the French article. Content in this edit is translated from the existing German Wikipedia article at [[: He was an anthropologist who wrote about the ‘primitive mind’. Chapter IX entitled “The Transition to the Higher Mental Types”is a profound anticipation of much that we find in contem- porary human scienceresearch.