Claude Levi-Strauss, Modern times, Brussels
Claude Lévi-Strauss was born in Brussels on 20 November 1908, to a Jewish family from Alsace in the vicinity of Strasbourg. However, he spent his child-hood and his life in Paris, his family having left Alsace at the 1871 German annexa-tion to remain French. The young Strauss operates in an artistic and bourgeois environment for intellectual development as Sartre. His great-grandfather was a conductor at the court of Louis Philippe, he helped Berlioz with the introduction of Beethoven and Mendelssohn in France. His grandfather was a rabbi in the synagogue of Versailles.
His father became a portraitist Parisian painter appreciated, which was quickly ruined by the arrival of photography. Its details are not anecdotal, because they will play a role in imagination and future vocation ethnolographique Lévi-Strauss. As such, seeing that take place in "Sad Tropic" Reproductions tribal designs.
[...] As such, this statement to Philippe Simonnot is quite striking " Marx taught me, because I believe that it is he who inve lth, the modeling method in the humanities and social sciences. "In other words, Levi-Strauss acknowledges paternity of structuralism social science to Marx. It is therefore natural that Claude Levi-Strauss turned its phil o sophie. Brilliant student, he spent aggregation as Sartre, in 1931 where he finished third. Strauss proves its rather large capacity, since facing a majority of ENS prepared only for review, he finished in the top. Again, if the ways are different between the two men the conclusions are the same. [...]
[...] The routes of Sartre and Levi-Strauss even if they never meet vra i ment deeply seem quite similar. This finding is particularly fo r taking if one refers to what Strauss " admits to not having seen Sartre over two or three times in his life It seems to me interesting enough to draw a parallel between the director and collaborator of modern times. Claude Lévi-Strauss was born in Brussels on 20 November 1908, to a Jewish family from Alsace in the vicinity of Strasbourg. [...]
[...] The English did not arrive, Claude Lévi- Strauss is idle. He is from this point that the structured ism would have revealed to him. EXPLANATION OF DANDELION. Upon the arrival of German troops in France, Claude Lévi-Strauss understands that he must flee quickly. In 1940 he is " Free France To avoid anti-Semitic persecution, he crossed the Atlantic where, together with other European exiles, he taught at the New School for Social Research. " I felt quite like a student because my years working in the field have been tainted by the fact that I possessed no real training in ethnology. [...]
[...] In the years 80 when he retired from teaching and public life, his detractors take the opportunity to cut into his work room. Indeed, the trend in France is the criticism of his writings. The struct u liberalism is criticized by " New Philosophers "For his alleged lack of humanism preferring Bernard Henry Levy as shown in" The Century of Sartre renovated thought of existentialism. It is also attacked by crit i cal more scientific for its lack of rigor as in Dan Sperber in . However, age and vitality running out Strauss to return to the front of the stage. [...]
[...] It is difficult for an outsider to understand how its schools have formed the character of French intellectuals. If there is a French intellectual except as often journalists of the hexagon like to repeat, roots pr o come no doubt this initial training. Indeed, these large schools - and these " colleges Based and reinforced by the various polit i cal regimes since Louis XIV, played a substantial role in primary education of French elites. French elites more than anywhere else in the world meet and come together under the direction of renowned teachers (Alain Malarme, Jaurés nothing in high school Condorcet example). [...]
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