From Morphology to Structuralism: Goethe, Levi-Strauss, and the Sciences of the Concrete, Mar 10

The methodological filiation between Goethe's morphological natural science and Lévi-Strauss's structural anthropology has been frequently observed, but not yet fully examined in its epistemological foundations. This talk addresses the core “epistemological attitude” that Lévi-Strauss says connects his work with Goethe's, and, proceeding from this, traces out salient parallels between the ...read more