Category “Classification”

Totemism

Levi-Strauss“To accept as a theme for discussion a category that one believes to be false always entails the risk, simply by the attention that is paid to it, of entertaining some illusion about its reality. In order to come to grips with an imprecise obstacle one emphasizes contours where all one really wants is to demonstrate their insubstantiality, for in attacking an ill-founded theory the critic begins by paying it a kind of respect.”

– Claude LĂ©vi-Strauss (1962), Totemism; translation Rodney Needham

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Family Resemblance

Good ol’ Ludwig’s family resemblance concept represented:

familyresemblance

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