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Claude Lévi-Strauss
(28 Nov 1908 - )

French social anthropologist.


Science Quotes by Claude Lévi-Strauss (5 quotes)

Anthropology found its Galileo in Rivers, its Newton in Mauss.
— Claude Lévi-Strauss
Structural Anthropology (1958), 159.
Science quotes on:  |  Anthropology (31)  |  Galileo Galilei (64)  |  Sir Isaac Newton (174)

Just as the individual is not alone in the group, nor anyone in society alone among the others, so man is not alone in the universe.
— Claude Lévi-Strauss
In Tristes Tropiques (1955, 1974), 414.
Science quotes on:  |  Alone (11)  |  Group (24)  |  Individual (54)  |  Mankind (105)  |  Other (16)  |  Society (81)  |  Universe (274)

Nor must we forget that in science there are no final truths.
— Claude Lévi-Strauss
The Raw and the Cooked: Mythologiques (1990), 7.
Science quotes on:  |  Science (850)  |  Truth (440)

Scientific knowledge advances haltingly and is stimulated by contention and doubt.
— Claude Lévi-Strauss
The Raw and the Cooked: Mythologiques (1990), 7.
Science quotes on:  |  Contention (7)  |  Doubt (66)  |  Knowledge (662)

The scientific mind does not so much provide the right answers as ask the right questions.
— Claude Lévi-Strauss
The Raw and the Cooked: Mythologiques (1990), 7.
Science quotes on:  |  Answer (91)  |  Mind (266)  |  Question (152)


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