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Puff.. tough...

I just read

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/04/world/europe/04levistrauss.html?hp=&pagewanted=all

A rather interesting summary... although they do not talk about later work on which topics are universal to mythologies and which ones are not...even less which specific myths are more common than others regarding universal topics... Still, they comment the universal structure behind most of them which is, probably, his best-known accomplishment.

Now...I only hope that his knowledge is not lost, and that we keep repeating that most of our differences come from the different structural mythologies we inherit from our ancestors which are perfectly suited so that our brain makes sense of our conscience in society.

Let us try to broaden people's minds by providing more myths that they can think of.

RIP

A pleasure

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. Levi-Strauss, Claude

by kcurie on Tue Nov 3rd, 2009 at 04:44:58 PM EST
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kcurie:
Let us try to broaden people's minds by providing more myths that they can think of.

That's it.

by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Wed Nov 4th, 2009 at 02:06:19 AM EST
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