PDF | On Jan 1, , E.E. Evans-Pritchard and others published Lévy-Bruhl’s Theory of Primitive Mentality. The idea of a primitive mentality is closely associated with the French philosopher Lucien Levy-Bruhl () who attempted to delineate its attributes ( TIDS paper is intended to explain the concept of participation in the theory of. ‘ primitive mentality’ of Lucien Uvy-Bruhl (), who produced seven.

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He therefore studied the mental functions in so-called primitives, collecting and classifying a large number of documents on this subject. Mishanya rated it it was amazing Nov primjtive, No trivia or quizzes yet.

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Anthropologists such as “James Fernandez appeal to an anti-Cartesian tradition in philosophy associated with the work of “Vico, and emphasize the importance of the figurative and the play of “tropes in human understanding, in the way people come to terms with and define their ultimate circumstances.


There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Science Logic and Mathematics. Kelbessa – – Diogenes 52 3: Immediate and intuitive, the “primitive” concept of causation does not employ the inductive method of the scientific West. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Social Performance Between Ritual and Strategy.

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A society finds representation in the concepts and beliefs of its members; the members share a mental attitude and hence a manner of experiencing the world. Leka marked it as to-read Sep 12, But he took care to state that the mystical and prelogical mentality primitie never completely supplanted by the undisputed reign of logic.

The magico-religious, or “prelogical” mentality, judges no event e. Alexander Gradusov rated pimitive really liked it Oct 29, Sign in Create an account.

According to this principle, a being or object can be both itself and at the same time something else. Presses Universitaires de France.

Clare – – Philosophical Review 33 2: He held that in every human mind there is always some rational thought and some mystical thought. Return to Book Page. Thanks for telling us about the problem.


France added it Sep 03, Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Marcel added it May 24, Particularly known for his research on the mentality of preliterate peoples, he wrote numerous studies, including How Natives Thinktr.

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Primitive mentality

He rejected some evolutionary implications of his earlier formulation of civilized and “primitive,” or “prelogical,” mentalities as polar primmitive irreconcilable types. Further, the primitive mentality is not governed exclusively by our laws of logic.

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